On This Date: A Day-by-Day Listing of Holidays, Birthday and Historic Events, and Special Days, Weeks and Months

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McGraw Hill Professional, Oct 14, 2002 - Reference - 384 pages
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An affordable new almanac from the creators of Chase's Calendar of Events

This fun, fact-filled calendar/almanac will fulfill the needs of amateur marketing mavens, freelance writers, and trivia buffs who need to know what happened On This Date. This fascinating volume is packed with entries selected from Chase's Calendar of Events, including more than 2,000 celebrity birthdays, important dates from history, fixed religious and national holidays, and special days, weeks, and months. Arranged day-by-day, from January 1 through December 31, the entries are American in emphasis and include humorous days (No Housework Day, Stay Home Because You're Well Day) and sponsored days and months (National Honey Month, Great American Smokeout) that aren't found in other day-by-day historical almanacs.

Key features include:

  • More than 2,000 entries
  • Contact information for event sponsors, including Web addresses
  • Complete name and subject index
  • Lists of movable religious and national holidays

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About the author (2002)

Sandy Whiteley is a retired librarian and the former editor Chase's Calendar of Events. She also was the compiler of The American Library Association Guide to Information and the editor of Reference Books Bulletin, part of Booklist magazine. She lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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