American Book of Days / Edition 4

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First published in 1937, this volume presents some 850 brief essays marking important legislative, historical, religious, cultural, and other anniversaries and the birthdays of significant individuals throughout the 366 days of the year (including February 29th). New essays cover important events that have occurred since the publication of the last edition in 1978. Older articles have been extensively rewritten, with less emphasis on local festivities and more attention to the diversity of US heritage. Organized by day and month, with moveable events included (for example, those based on the day of the week rather than the date), each event is described and explored, often with genuinely fascinating details that are important but often overlooked. Includes both well-known and truly obscure commemorations. Appendices contain historical information as well as cross-referencing, an extensive index, and some 100 photographs and illustrations. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
From The Critics
Now in an updated and expanded new edition, The American Book Of Days features 850 essays marking important anniversaries and the birthdays of history-making Americans throughout the 366 days of the year (including February 29th). All American holidays and pivotal moments are noted as readers can delve into fascinating and often overlooked accounts connected to otherwise familiar facts of American history from the discovery of American by Europeans down through to today. Cross-reference and an extensive index make information easy to find, while expanded appendices feature historical documents. A highly recommended, core title for school and community library American history and reference collections, The American Book Of Days is enhanced for students and researchers with approximately one hundred photographs and other illustrations.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824209544
  • Publisher: Wilson, H.W., Company, The
  • Publication date: 10/1/2000
  • Edition description: Subsequent
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 945
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
List of Days and Events ix
A Note on Movable Feasts xxvi
January 1
February 106
March 173
April 246
May 333
June 410
July 491
August 554
September 619
October 680
November 745
December 804
Appendix A The Calendar 873
Appendix B The Era 879
Appendix C The Days of the Week 881
Appendix D Signs of the Zodiac 883
Appendix E United States Constitution 887
Appendix F Declaration of Independence 901
Appendix G Articles of Confederation 905
Appendix H Mayflower Compact of 1620 911
Appendix I Important Public Holidays and Events 913
Index 915
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