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Elmer Day

Elmer Day 2017

Join in the annual celebration of everything Elmer on 27 May, with hundreds of events happening up and down the country.

This month

May 2017

Monday 22 Tuesday 23 Wednesday 24 Thursday 25 Friday 26 Saturday 27 Sunday 28
 
World Turtle Day

World Turtle Day

This awareness day aims to raise the profile of the endangered turtle. Use our resources to discuss the plight of endangered animals with your class, and what we can do to help protect them.

The Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge

On this day in 1883, New York’s Brooklyn Bridge opened to traffic. Take a virtual tour of New York.

Star Wars

Star Wars

On this day in 1977, the world-famous film Star Wars TM was released. Check out our space-themed activities and resources.

UK Fuel Rations End

UK Fuel Rations End

On this day in 1950, the petrol rationing of World War II came to an end.

The Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge

On this day in 1937, San Francisco’s famous bridge opened.

Sir Francis Chichester Arrives Home

Sir Francis Chichester Arrives Home

On this day in 1967, Sir Francis Chichester became the first man to sail single-handedly around the world. On-line resources

May 2017 / June 2017

Monday 29 Tuesday 30 Wednesday 31 Thursday 01 Friday 02 Saturday 03 Sunday 04
Everest Conquered

Everest Conquered

On this day in 1953, Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay became the first men to climb Mount Everest. Check out our mountains-themed activities and resources.

 
Big Ben

Big Ben

London’s famous clock rang out for the first time on this day in 1859.

 
Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation

Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation

On this day in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey. Celebrate with our activities and resources.

Marriage of abdicated King Edward VIII

Marriage of abdicated King Edward VIII

On this day in 1937, the Duke of Windsor (formerly Edward VIII) married Wallis Simpson, the divorcee who he abdicated the throne to marry.

First recorded solar eclipse

First recorded solar eclipse

On this day in 781BC the first record of a solar eclipse was made, in China.

June 2017

Monday 05 Tuesday 06 Wednesday 07 Thursday 08 Friday 09 Saturday 10 Sunday 11
World Environment Day

World Environment Day

This event is organised by the United Nations to raise awareness of environmental issues. Take a look at our activities and resources on this theme.

D-Day

D-Day

The climactic battle of World War II, D-Day, started on this day in 1944, when more than 150,000 Allied troops were landed by amphibious vehicles on the beaches of Normandy in France. Have a look at our WWII resources.

 
World Ocean Day

World Ocean Day

Raising awareness of the importance of oceans. Find out more. A wide range of resources are available on-line including The Oceans and Using Oceans.

London Gatwick airport opened (1958)

London Gatwick airport opened (1958)

On this day in 1958, London Gatwick airport was opened.

First University Boat Race (1829)

First University Boat Race (1829)

On this day in 1829, the first of the famous boat races between Oxford and Cambridge was held. (Oxford won.)

Hovercraft launched

Hovercraft launched

On this day in 1959, the Hovercraft, which was invented by boat-builder Christopher Cockerell, was officially launched off England’s south coast.

June 2017

Monday 12 Tuesday 13 Wednesday 14 Thursday 15 Friday 16 Saturday 17 Sunday 18
 
Alexander the Great (323 BC)

Alexander the Great (323 BC)

On this day in 323 BC, Alexander the Great, who created the largest empire in the world, died at the age of 33.

First Henley Royal Regatta (1839)

First Henley Royal Regatta (1839)

In this day in 1839, the village of Henley, in Oxfordshire, staged its first Regatta on the River Thames

First human blood transfusion (1667)

First human blood transfusion (1667)

The first human blood transfusion was administered by Dr. Jean-Baptiste Denys on this day in 1667.

First woman in space

First woman in space

On this day in 1963, the first woman, Russian Valentina Tereshkova, was launched into space. Take a look at our exciting space resources.

Statue of Liberty arrives (1885)

Statue of Liberty arrives (1885)

On this day in 1885 the Statue of Liberty arrived in New York Harbour. There are 354 steps inside the statue.

 

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