A Dictionary of Dates

A Dictionary of Dates

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Which US president was born on 4 July? Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred and ninety-two - but on what day did he set sail? Catherine the Great, Jerome K. Jerome, Baron von Richthofen, Bing Crosby, and Dr Spock were all born on which day of the year? Thoroughly revised and updated for this new edition, Cyril Beeching's book is an informative and entertaining guide to important anniversaries for each day of the year. Births and deaths of the famous as well as significant and unusual events in history Remarkable and fascinating coincidences Chronology of world events from prehistoric times to the present day '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.' Observershow more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 129.3 x 196.3 x 21.8mm | 303.57g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • index
  • 0192800566
  • 9780192800565

About Cyril Leslie Beeching

About the Author Cyril Leslie Beeching has contributed articles on dates and anniversaries to the Guardian and was formerly the compiler of a weekly column of dates in the Observer. He is also the editor of The Oxford Book of Eponyms.show more

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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. Observershow more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION; DATES; INDEX; CHRONOLOGY OF WORLD EVENTS; CHRONOLOGY OF SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPMENTSshow more

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