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Chase's Calendar of Events 2002
     

Chase's Calendar of Events 2002

by Sandy Whiteley
 
For 45 years,Chase's Calendar of Events has answered who,what,where,and when for professionals who need to know,such as event planners,broadcasters,librarians,and advertisers.

Packed with everything from holidays,anniversaries,birthdays,fairs and festivals,to traditional and whimsical observances of all kinds,this comprehensive volume includes addresses,phone

Overview

For 45 years,Chase's Calendar of Events has answered who,what,where,and when for professionals who need to know,such as event planners,broadcasters,librarians,and advertisers.

Packed with everything from holidays,anniversaries,birthdays,fairs and festivals,to traditional and whimsical observances of all kinds,this comprehensive volume includes addresses,phone numbers,attendance figures,and websites for each event entry. As a bonus,an easy-to-use website is available to provide updates to the invaluable resource. In all,it has more than 12,000 entries; there is never a boring day in Chase's!

Celebrate the year 2002 with this 45th anniversary edition of Chase's Calendar of Events! Packed with more than 12,000 entries,Chase's delivers its wonderful mixture of special celebrations and observances for every day of the year.

What's special about 2002? The United Nations has declared this year to be the International Year of Mountains. The World Cup will be held in Korea and Japan and the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. And it will be Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee.

In the Spotlight section,we feature the 250th anniversary of the Gregorian calendar in North America and the 200th anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. We commemorate the 175th anniversary of railroading in the United States with the chartering of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. In addition,2002 will bring the 150th anniversary of the publication of Uncle Tom's Cabin and of Roget's Thesaurus. The first Ph.D. was awarded to a woman by an American university 125 years ago and the first major tennis championship was held at Wimbledon that sameyear. One hundred years ago the Teddy bear was named for President Roosevelt and the Dow Jones Industrial Average reached a high of 64. Seventy-five years ago Lindbergh made his solo flight across the Atlantic and "The Jazz Singer," the first "talkie," was released. Fifty years ago a UNIVAC computer projected the election of Eisenhower and Nixon for CBS and a polio epidemic affected more than 50,000 Americans. And 25 years ago "Roots" had Americans riveted to their TV sets for eight straight evenings.

New in Chase's this year are the dates of the worst earthquake of the 20th century,the opening of the first drive-in movie,the launch of the first tourist into space and the Great Backyard Bird Count. We've added birthdays for Vicente Fox,Ichiro Suzuki,Kate Beckinsale,Benicio Del Toro,Carson Daly,and many others.

For broadcasters,promotions planners,activity leaders,editors and writers,the Chase's 45th anniversary edition delivers facts,fresh ideas and special reasons to celebrate!

"I'm a big fan of Chase's Calendar. "
—Al Roker,NBC's Today Show

"Chase's Calendar of Events is an invaluable tool for us. Our listeners depend on us,not only to bring them the news of the day but to inform and entertain as well. Chase's makes our mornings interesting. It's like doing mental push-ups!"
—Felicia Middlebrooks,morning drive anchor,CBS News Chicago

"Chase's Calendar of Events is a rarity; a wonderful collection of useful,sometimes eclectic facts that is fun to use. "
—Barbara Bibel,Reference Librarian,Oakland Public Library,California

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809295432
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Companies, The
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Edition description:
45TH ANNIVERSARY
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
8.51(w) x 10.88(h) x 1.62(d)

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