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The Days of Our Lives
The ultimate guide to what's happening (and what happened) when, Chase's Annual Calendar of Events is a crucial reference tool, complete with CD-ROM. And it's delightful. Whatever the occasion, whoever the notable person, Chase's has the pertinent date (and data) for you. When did the Edmund Fitzgerald sink? (11/10.) National Juggling Day? (6/19.) Abe Vigoda's birthday? (2/24.) Sweden's annual crayfish premiere? (Second Wednesday in August.) And each entry is annotated with sensational facts and fabulous ephemera.
Wonderfully addictive, Chase's Annual Calendar of Events is an indispensable compendium of "what" and "when." The breadth of coverage is startling, as is the depth. More than 12,000 entries tickle, entice, and inform readers, addressing a host of hot topics, including:
- Festivals worldwide
- Celebrity birthdays
- Historical anniversaries
- Culinary celebrations
- Astronomical phenomena
- Attendance figures
- Direct-access phone numbers and email addresses
So you're thinking of visiting the Saint Olaf Christmas Festival in Northfield, Minnesota? The Blackpool Illuminations in Blackpool, England? The Jalapeño Festival in Laredo, Texas? Finland's Kaustinen Folk Music Festival? The Jimmy Stewart Relay Marathon in Los Angeles? The Minden Sled Dog Derby in Minden, Ontario? The Watermelon Festival in Rush Springs, Oklahoma? The Issaquah Salmon Days Festival in Issaquah, Washington? All the information is right here, including contact numbers. Need a Ren Faire fix? Trying to sample as many Oktoberfests as possible? State Fairs? Who has the most splendid May Day celebrations? Or First Night offerings?
When is Sweden's Flag Day? What about Taiwan's Teachers' Day, which honors Kung-futzu (Confucius)? Or Italy's Feast of the Redeemer? Can't seem to remember when to celebrate Cyprus's Green Monday? Or Malta's Carnival? New Zealand's Waitangi Day? Sri Lankan Independence Day? You know where to look.
The economical entries provide exceptional tidbits on the topics and personalities covered. Who would have guessed that Martha Stewart was born in Jersey City, New Jersey? Or that Mickey Spillane's name was Frank Morrison? Or that Paul Newman, Wayne Gretzky, Anita Baker, and Eddie Van Halen have a birthday in common? Better yet, that, in India, their shared birthday is Republic Day, a national holiday commemorating the founding of the Indian democracy?
Whether looking for historical gems, pop-culture minutiae, or just about anything, you can quickly find a wealth of fun, fabulous factoids in Chase's. Caveat emptor: You can't put this book down.