A Dictionary of Dates

A Dictionary of Dates

by Cyril Leslie Beeching, Cyril L. Beeching
     
 

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Which U.S. Presidents were born on the Fourth of July? When did Alexander Graham Bell make the first telephone call? Catherine the Great, Jerome K. Jerome, Baron von Richthofen, Bing Crosby, and Dr Spock were all born on the same day of the year, but which? Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred and ninety-two--but on what day did he set sail?
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Which U.S. Presidents were born on the Fourth of July? When did Alexander Graham Bell make the first telephone call? Catherine the Great, Jerome K. Jerome, Baron von Richthofen, Bing Crosby, and Dr Spock were all born on the same day of the year, but which? Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred and ninety-two--but on what day did he set sail?
Compiler of the London Observer's weekly dates column, Cyril Leslie Beeching here provides an informative and entertaining listing of important anniversaries for each day of the year. Revealing a remarkable number of coincidences, he records births and deaths of the famous as well as significant and unusual events in history. With the bonus of a chronology of world events from the earliest times to the present day, and a full index, this is an invaluable reference book for anyone with an interest in history or just plain fascinating facts.

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"dippers' blissful paradise ... Every single day of the year, plus index of birthdays and chronologies on scientific developments and world events from African hominids to the end of Czechoslovakia."--Observer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192852748
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/12/1993
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.13(w) x 7.75(h) x 0.83(d)

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About the Editor:
Cyril Leslie Beeching is also the editor of The Oxford Book of Eponyms.

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