Interactive "On This Day in History" Calendar
april


April is "NationalPoetryMonth"and "NationalFrogMonth"
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
April Fool's Day
Write a page about a joke you'd like to play on someone.
2
First Photograph of the Sun Taken, 1845
Read about the Sun, thentake a quiz.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Day
Read about the peanut plant, thentake a quiz on G.W. Carver.

Hans Christian Andersen born, 1805
Read a fairy tale, thenwrite about it.

 

3
Jane Goodall (biologist) born, 1934
Read about chimpanzees, thentake a quiz on them.
4
School Librarian's Day
Write a book reporton your favorite book.
5
Read a Road Map Day
Take a map-reading quiz.

Booker T. Washington (educator) born, 1856
Read about BTW's life (and the life of other African-Americans, then take aquiz on great African Americans.

6
Rob't. E. Peary, M. Henson, and four Eskimos were first people to reach North Pole, 1909
Read about Peary's expedition, thentake a quiz.

Raphael (artist) born, 1483
Color a painting by Raphael

7
World Health Day
Label parts of the human body.
8
Astronomy Day
Take a Solar System tutorial.
9
NASA announced its first seven astronauts, 1959
Write a page on a space adventure that you would enjoy.
10
Encourage a Young Writer Day
Write your autobiography.
11
Full Moon
Color a page on the moon.

Scientists measure the distance between the Earth and moon to within one inch, 1985
Color and read about the Earth and moon.

Jackie Robinson was the first African-American to play major-league baseball (an exhibition game), 1947
Do acloze activity on Jackie Robinson.

12
Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space, 1961
Do acloze activity on Gagarin.

First Space Shuttle (STS-1 Columbia), launched from Florida
Label the Space Shuttle.

13
Nepalese New Year
Label a map of Nepal.

Thomas Jefferson born, 1743
Read about Jefferson, thentake a quiz on his life.

14
Titanic hits iceberg, 1912
Do a cloze activity on the Titanic.
15
Leonardo da Vinci born, 1452
Color a painting by da Vinci.

Abraham Lincoln died, 1865
Do anactivity on Lincoln.

16
Easter Sunday
Easter crafts

Wilbur Wright (aviator) born, 1867
Do acloze activity on the Wright brothers.

17
Canada's Constitution Adopted, 1982
Read about, color, and take a quiz on Canadal's flag.

Gerry Mock became first woman to fly solo around world, 1964
Label the map of the world and where you live.

18
Paul Revere Day
Do acloze activity on Revere.

Independence Day, Zimbabwe
Label a map of Zimbabwe.

San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
Take aquiz on plate tectonics.

19
U.S. Revolutionary War Began, 1775
Take a quiz on the 13 Colonies.
20
Joan Miro (artist) born, 1893
Read about this Spanish artist, then draw a picture in his style.
21
Lyrids meteor shower (also tomorrow)
Read about meteors, meteorites, meteoroids, and meteor showers, thentake a quiz on them.

Elizabeth II, Queen of England, born, 1926
Color and take a quiz on the flag of the U.K.

22
Earth Day
Make an Earth pendant from glue.
23
Cesar Chavez (labor leader) died, 1993
Do a worksheet on Chavez.

Slay a Dragon Day
Color a dragon printout, or draw your own.

24
Hubble Space Telescope launched into Earth orbit, 1990
Color a page on the Earth.

Library of Congress Founded, 1800
Read about libraries, thendo a library scavenger hunt.

25
DNA Day

ANZAC Day (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps)
Label a map of Oceania.

First seeing eye dog used, 1928
Label the eye

Cuckoo Day
Read about the cuckoo, thentake a quiz.

26
New Moon
Read about the phases of the moon.

John James Audubon born, 1785
Make a bird coloring book.

27
Take Your Daughter to Work Day(4th Thur. in April)
Write about what you want to do when you grow up.

Freedom Day, South Africa, Commemorating Democratic Elections
Do an activity on Nelson Mandela.

Johannes Kepler born, 1571
Label the orbit of a planet.

Playground Safety Day
Write a page on your favorite sport.

28
Arbor Day(last Fri. in April)
Make a paper evergreen tree.

Thor Heyerdahl began Pacific Ocean crossing on the raft, Kon-Tiki, 1947
Label the world map and trace his journey from Peru to Polynesia.

Maryland became a state, 1788
Read a page on Maryland, thentake a quiz.

29
Electric arc lights were used for the first time (in Cleveland, Ohio, USA), 1879
Read about the development of the electric light, thenlabel the parts of a modern light bulb.
30
George Washington took office as first US President, 1789
Take a quiz on G. W.

King Carl Gustav of Sweden born, 1946
Color and take a quiz on Sweden's Flag

Louisiana became a state, 1812
Read a page on Louisiana, thentake a quiz.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
November is "National American Indian Heritage Month" Next Month
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Day of the Dead, Mexico
Make a skeleton decoration.

Alfred L. Wegener (geologist) born, 1880
Read about continental drift, then take a quiz on it.

2
Haile Selassie crowned emperor of Ethiopia, 1930
Label a map of Ethiopia.

North Dakota became a state, 1889
Read a page on North Dakota, then take a quiz.

South Dakota became a state, 1889
Read a page on South Dakota, then take a quiz.

3
Sputnik 2 launched with a dog (Laika) as passenger (1957)- the first living being in orbit
Read about dogs in space and label the anatomy of a dog.

Culture Day, Japan
Label a map of Japan.

4
Will Rogers (humorist) born, 1879
Write a page on the funniest thing that you've ever seen.

First Wagon Train reached California (it left Missouri on May 1), 1841
Label a US map and trace the approximate route of these pioneers.

5
The first picture of a full side of Earth was taken from space, 1967
Read about the Earth, then take a quiz.

Guy Fawkes Day
Make a glitter fireworks picture.

6
Daylight Saving Time Ends in US(1st Sunday Nov)
Do a DST code.

Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States, 1860
Read about Lincoln, then take a quiz on his life.

7
Russia's Bolshevik Revolution began, 1917
Label a map of Russia.
8
US Election Day
(1st Tuesday after Nov. 1st)
Read about US elections.

Christiaan Barnard (heart surgeon who performed the first heart transplant) born, 1922
Label a human heart.

Montana became a state, 1889
Read a page on Montana, then take a quiz.

9
The first giant panda was collected alive in China, 1927
Read about pandas, then take a quiz on them.
10
US Marine Corps Founded by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, PA, 1775
Label the 13 Colonies, which the Marines helped toward independence.

Great Wall of China opened to the world for tourism, 1970
Read about the Great Wall, then label a map of China.

11
Veteran's Day (USA)
Make a free-standing star.

Washington became a state, 1889
Read a page on Washington, then take a quiz.

12
Elizabeth Cady Stanton born, 1815 (she was one of the first leaders of the American woman's rights movement)
Do a cloze activity on Stanton.
13
World Kindness Day
Write about an act of kindness.

First spacecraft to orbit Mars (Mariner 9), 1971
Read about Mars, then take a quiz.

14
Full Moon
Color a page on the moon.

Herman Melville's "Moby Dick" was published, 1851
Label a sperm whale diagram.

15
America Recycles Day
Make a litter bug out of recycled materials.
16
Hungary became a Republic,1918
Color, read about, and take a quiz on the flag of Hungary.

Oklahoma became a state, 1907
Read a page on Oklahoma, then take a quiz.

17
Leonids meteor shower
Also tomorrow

Read about meteors, meteorites, meteoroids, and meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.

The Suez Canal opened in Egypt, 1869 
Label a map of Egypt.

Leonids meteor shower peaks
Read about meteor showers.

18
Spain became a democracy, 1976
Label a map of the Iberian peninsula.

Four standard time zones for the continental USA were introduced, 1883
Label US/Canadian time zones.

19
Gettysburg Address delivered, 1863
Read about Abe Lincoln, then take a quiz on his life.
20
Universal Children's Day (UNICEF)
Write a page on what you want to do when you grow up.
21
North Carolina became a state, 1789
Read a page on North Carolina, then take a quiz.
22
Vasco da Gama was the first to sail around Cape of Good Hope, 1497
Read about da Gama, then label his route from Europe to India around Africa.
23
Labor Thanksgiving Day (Kinrou-kansha-no-hi), Japan
Make a miniature Japanese garden.

 

24
US Thanksgiving Day
(4th Thursday)
Label the parts of a turkey.

Darwin's Origin of Species was published, 1859 
Do a cloze activity on Darwin.

25
Lewis Thomas (biologist) born, 1913
Label an animal cell.
26
Howard Carter became the first to enter the sealed tomb of King Tutankhamen (King Tut died in 1323 B.C.), 1922
Make a paper pyramid.
27
Nobel Prize established, 1895
Have a competition (for example, a spelling bee) and give the winner an award.
28
Ferdinand Magellan passed through the Magellan Strait to the Pacific ocean, 1520
Read about Magellan and color his route.
29
Full Moon
Take a quiz on the moon.

The Beatles released 'I Want to Hold Your Hand,' 1963
Label the parts of the hand and arm in French, in German, or in Spanish.

30
Mark Twain born, 1835
Take a quiz on the states along the Mississippi River.

St. Andrew's Day
Color the flag of Scotland.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
December is "Write to a Friend Month"
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Twelve nations, including the US, signed a treaty making Antarctica a scientific preserve free from military activity, 1959
Take a quiz on Antarctica.

Rosa Parks Day
Read about Parks and take a quiz on civil rights history.

2
Christiaan Barnard performed first heart transplant, 1967
Label a human heart.
3
Pioneer 10 made the first flyby of Jupiter and took first close-up images of Jupiter (1973)
Read about Jupiter, then take a quiz on it.

Illinois became a state, 1818
Read a page on Illinois, then take a quiz.

4
National Cookie Day
Read about food and answer questions.
5
International Volunteer Day
Write a page on something nice that you did for someone, or on something nice that someone did for you.
6
Johann Palisa (astronomer who discovered 120 asteroids) born, 1848
Read about asteroids, then take a quiz on them.
7
Pearl Harbor Day
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, attacked by Japan, 1941. Take a quiz on Hawaii.

Delaware became a state and was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1787
Take a quiz on Delaware.

The spacecraft Galileo became the first spacecraft to orbit an outer planet (Jupiter), 1995
Color and read about Jupiter.

8
Bill Clinton signed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law, 1993
Label a map of North America.
9
3.6-million-year-old skeleton of early human found in South Africa, 1998
Label a human skeleton.
10
Mississippi became a state, 1817
Read a page on Mississippi, then take a quiz.

Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Nobel Peace Prize, 1964
Take a quiz on MLK.

11
Indiana became a state, 1816
Read a page on Indiana, then take a quiz.

Annie Jump Cannon (stellar astronomer) born, 1863
Read about stars, then take a quiz on them.

12
Pennsylvania became a state, 1787
Read a page on Pennsylvania, then take a quiz.

Edvard Munch (artist) born, 1863
Color a painting by Munch.

13
Geminids meteor shower (also tomorrow) 
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.
14
Full Moon
Color a page on the moon.

Alabama became a state, 1819
Read a page on Alabama, then take a quiz.

Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, 1911
Read about Amundsen, then take a quiz on him.

Tycho Brahe (astronomer) born, 1546
Read about stars, then take a quiz.

15
Basketball was Invented (by James E. Naismith), 1891
Write abour your favorite sport.

Canada adopted its national flag, 1964
Color and take a quiz on the Canadian flag.

16
Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1653
Label a map of the British Isles.
17
Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight, 1903
Do a cloze activity on the Wright brothers.
18
New Jersey became a state, 1787
Read a page on New Jersey, then take a quiz.
19
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published, 1843
Make a Christmas stocking.
20
USA purchased Louisiana Territory from France, 1803
Read about the purchase, then take a quiz.
21
Forefathers' Day (Anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth, 1620)
Take a quiz on the voyage of the Mayflower.
22
Winter Solstice
Read about the seasons and take a quiz on them.

Ursids meteor shower
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.

A living coelacanth was discovered, 1938
Read about and color this "living fossil."

23
Roots Day
Make a family tree.
24
Joseph Cornell (artist) born, 1903
Create a work of art in the style of Cornell.

Hannukah begins at sundown
Make a paper dreidel.

25
Christmas
Make a Christmas craft.
26
Kwanzaa Starts
Make a Kwanzaa candle.

Boxing Day
Make a box out of paper.

27
Visit the Zoo Day
Pick an animal, read about it, and color its picture.
28
King's Birthday, Nepal
Fill in a map of Nepal.

Iowa became a state, 1846
Read a page on Iowa, then take a quiz.

29
New Moon
Take a quiz on the moon.

International Day for Biological Diversity
Pick an animal and write a report on it.

Texas became a state, 1845
Read a page on Texas, then take a quiz.

30
Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems, 1924
Read about galaxies, then make a glitter galaxy.
31
New Year's Eve
Answers questions about the new year.

Soviet Union officially dissolves, 1991
Draw a map of what is now Russia.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
December is "Write to a Friend Month"
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Twelve nations, including the US, signed a treaty making Antarctica a scientific preserve free from military activity, 1959
Take a quiz on Antarctica.

Rosa Parks Day
Read about Parks and take a quiz on civil rights history.

2
Christiaan Barnard performed first heart transplant, 1967
Label a human heart.
3
Pioneer 10 made the first flyby of Jupiter and took first close-up images of Jupiter (1973)
Read about Jupiter, then take a quiz on it.

Illinois became a state, 1818
Read a page on Illinois, then take a quiz.

4
National Cookie Day
Read about food and answer questions.
5
International Volunteer Day
Write a page on something nice that you did for someone, or on something nice that someone did for you.
6
Johann Palisa (astronomer who discovered 120 asteroids) born, 1848
Read about asteroids, then take a quiz on them.
7
Pearl Harbor Day
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, attacked by Japan, 1941. Take a quiz on Hawaii.

Delaware became a state and was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1787
Take a quiz on Delaware.

The spacecraft Galileo became the first spacecraft to orbit an outer planet (Jupiter), 1995
Color and read about Jupiter.

8
Bill Clinton signed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law, 1993
Label a map of North America.
9
3.6-million-year-old skeleton of early human found in South Africa, 1998
Label a human skeleton.
10
Mississippi became a state, 1817
Read a page on Mississippi, then take a quiz.

Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Nobel Peace Prize, 1964
Take a quiz on MLK.

11
Indiana became a state, 1816
Read a page on Indiana, then take a quiz.

Annie Jump Cannon (stellar astronomer) born, 1863
Read about stars, then take a quiz on them.

12
Pennsylvania became a state, 1787
Read a page on Pennsylvania, then take a quiz.

Edvard Munch (artist) born, 1863
Color a painting by Munch.

13
Geminids meteor shower (also tomorrow) 
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.
14
Full Moon
Color a page on the moon.

Alabama became a state, 1819
Read a page on Alabama, then take a quiz.

Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, 1911
Read about Amundsen, then take a quiz on him.

Tycho Brahe (astronomer) born, 1546
Read about stars, then take a quiz.

15
Basketball was Invented (by James E. Naismith), 1891
Write abour your favorite sport.

Canada adopted its national flag, 1964
Color and take a quiz on the Canadian flag.

16
Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1653
Label a map of the British Isles.
17
Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight, 1903
Do a cloze activity on the Wright brothers.
18
New Jersey became a state, 1787
Read a page on New Jersey, then take a quiz.
19
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published, 1843
Make a Christmas stocking.
20
USA purchased Louisiana Territory from France, 1803
Read about the purchase, then take a quiz.
21
Forefathers' Day (Anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth, 1620)
Take a quiz on the voyage of the Mayflower.
22
Winter Solstice
Read about the seasons and take a quiz on them.

Ursids meteor shower
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.

A living coelacanth was discovered, 1938
Read about and color this "living fossil."

23
Roots Day
Make a family tree.
24
Joseph Cornell (artist) born, 1903
Create a work of art in the style of Cornell.

Hannukah begins at sundown
Make a paper dreidel.

25
Christmas
Make a Christmas craft.
26
Kwanzaa Starts
Make a Kwanzaa candle.

Boxing Day
Make a box out of paper.

27
Visit the Zoo Day
Pick an animal, read about it, and color its picture.
28
King's Birthday, Nepal
Fill in a map of Nepal.

Iowa became a state, 1846
Read a page on Iowa, then take a quiz.

29
New Moon
Take a quiz on the moon.

International Day for Biological Diversity
Pick an animal and write a report on it.

Texas became a state, 1845
Read a page on Texas, then take a quiz.

30
Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems, 1924
Read about galaxies, then make a glitter galaxy.
31
New Year's Eve
Answers questions about the new year.

Soviet Union officially dissolves, 1991
Draw a map of what is now Russia.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
December is "Write to a Friend Month"
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Twelve nations, including the US, signed a treaty making Antarctica a scientific preserve free from military activity, 1959
Take a quiz on Antarctica.

Rosa Parks Day
Read about Parks and take a quiz on civil rights history.

2
Christiaan Barnard performed first heart transplant, 1967
Label a human heart.
3
Pioneer 10 made the first flyby of Jupiter and took first close-up images of Jupiter (1973)
Read about Jupiter, then take a quiz on it.

Illinois became a state, 1818
Read a page on Illinois, then take a quiz.

4
National Cookie Day
Read about food and answer questions.
5
International Volunteer Day
Write a page on something nice that you did for someone, or on something nice that someone did for you.
6
Johann Palisa (astronomer who discovered 120 asteroids) born, 1848
Read about asteroids, then take a quiz on them.
7
Pearl Harbor Day
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, attacked by Japan, 1941. Take a quiz on Hawaii.

Delaware became a state and was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1787
Take a quiz on Delaware.

The spacecraft Galileo became the first spacecraft to orbit an outer planet (Jupiter), 1995
Color and read about Jupiter.

8
Bill Clinton signed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law, 1993
Label a map of North America.
9
3.6-million-year-old skeleton of early human found in South Africa, 1998
Label a human skeleton.
10
Mississippi became a state, 1817
Read a page on Mississippi, then take a quiz.

Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Nobel Peace Prize, 1964
Take a quiz on MLK.

11
Indiana became a state, 1816
Read a page on Indiana, then take a quiz.

Annie Jump Cannon (stellar astronomer) born, 1863
Read about stars, then take a quiz on them.

12
Pennsylvania became a state, 1787
Read a page on Pennsylvania, then take a quiz.

Edvard Munch (artist) born, 1863
Color a painting by Munch.

13
Geminids meteor shower (also tomorrow) 
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.
14
Full Moon
Color a page on the moon.

Alabama became a state, 1819
Read a page on Alabama, then take a quiz.

Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, 1911
Read about Amundsen, then take a quiz on him.

Tycho Brahe (astronomer) born, 1546
Read about stars, then take a quiz.

15
Basketball was Invented (by James E. Naismith), 1891
Write abour your favorite sport.

Canada adopted its national flag, 1964
Color and take a quiz on the Canadian flag.

16
Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1653
Label a map of the British Isles.
17
Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight, 1903
Do a cloze activity on the Wright brothers.
18
New Jersey became a state, 1787
Read a page on New Jersey, then take a quiz.
19
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published, 1843
Make a Christmas stocking.
20
USA purchased Louisiana Territory from France, 1803
Read about the purchase, then take a quiz.
21
Forefathers' Day (Anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth, 1620)
Take a quiz on the voyage of the Mayflower.
22
Winter Solstice
Read about the seasons and take a quiz on them.

Ursids meteor shower
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.

A living coelacanth was discovered, 1938
Read about and color this "living fossil."

23
Roots Day
Make a family tree.
24
Joseph Cornell (artist) born, 1903
Create a work of art in the style of Cornell.

Hannukah begins at sundown
Make a paper dreidel.

25
Christmas
Make a Christmas craft.
26
Kwanzaa Starts
Make a Kwanzaa candle.

Boxing Day
Make a box out of paper.

27
Visit the Zoo Day
Pick an animal, read about it, and color its picture.
28
King's Birthday, Nepal
Fill in a map of Nepal.

Iowa became a state, 1846
Read a page on Iowa, then take a quiz.

29
New Moon
Take a quiz on the moon.

International Day for Biological Diversity
Pick an animal and write a report on it.

Texas became a state, 1845
Read a page on Texas, then take a quiz.

30
Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems, 1924
Read about galaxies, then make a glitter galaxy.
31
New Year's Eve
Answers questions about the new year.

Soviet Union officially dissolves, 1991
Draw a map of what is now Russia.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
December is "Write to a Friend Month"
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Twelve nations, including the US, signed a treaty making Antarctica a scientific preserve free from military activity, 1959
Take a quiz on Antarctica.

Rosa Parks Day
Read about Parks and take a quiz on civil rights history.

2
Christiaan Barnard performed first heart transplant, 1967
Label a human heart.
3
Pioneer 10 made the first flyby of Jupiter and took first close-up images of Jupiter (1973)
Read about Jupiter, then take a quiz on it.

Illinois became a state, 1818
Read a page on Illinois, then take a quiz.

4
National Cookie Day
Read about food and answer questions.
5
International Volunteer Day
Write a page on something nice that you did for someone, or on something nice that someone did for you.
6
Johann Palisa (astronomer who discovered 120 asteroids) born, 1848
Read about asteroids, then take a quiz on them.
7
Pearl Harbor Day
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, attacked by Japan, 1941. Take a quiz on Hawaii.

Delaware became a state and was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1787
Take a quiz on Delaware.

The spacecraft Galileo became the first spacecraft to orbit an outer planet (Jupiter), 1995
Color and read about Jupiter.

8
Bill Clinton signed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law, 1993
Label a map of North America.
9
3.6-million-year-old skeleton of early human found in South Africa, 1998
Label a human skeleton.
10
Mississippi became a state, 1817
Read a page on Mississippi, then take a quiz.

Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Nobel Peace Prize, 1964
Take a quiz on MLK.

11
Indiana became a state, 1816
Read a page on Indiana, then take a quiz.

Annie Jump Cannon (stellar astronomer) born, 1863
Read about stars, then take a quiz on them.

12
Pennsylvania became a state, 1787
Read a page on Pennsylvania, then take a quiz.

Edvard Munch (artist) born, 1863
Color a painting by Munch.

13
Geminids meteor shower (also tomorrow) 
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.
14
Full Moon
Color a page on the moon.

Alabama became a state, 1819
Read a page on Alabama, then take a quiz.

Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, 1911
Read about Amundsen, then take a quiz on him.

Tycho Brahe (astronomer) born, 1546
Read about stars, then take a quiz.

15
Basketball was Invented (by James E. Naismith), 1891
Write abour your favorite sport.

Canada adopted its national flag, 1964
Color and take a quiz on the Canadian flag.

16
Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1653
Label a map of the British Isles.
17
Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight, 1903
Do a cloze activity on the Wright brothers.
18
New Jersey became a state, 1787
Read a page on New Jersey, then take a quiz.
19
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published, 1843
Make a Christmas stocking.
20
USA purchased Louisiana Territory from France, 1803
Read about the purchase, then take a quiz.
21
Forefathers' Day (Anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth, 1620)
Take a quiz on the voyage of the Mayflower.
22
Winter Solstice
Read about the seasons and take a quiz on them.

Ursids meteor shower
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.

A living coelacanth was discovered, 1938
Read about and color this "living fossil."

23
Roots Day
Make a family tree.
24
Joseph Cornell (artist) born, 1903
Create a work of art in the style of Cornell.

Hannukah begins at sundown
Make a paper dreidel.

25
Christmas
Make a Christmas craft.
26
Kwanzaa Starts
Make a Kwanzaa candle.

Boxing Day
Make a box out of paper.

27
Visit the Zoo Day
Pick an animal, read about it, and color its picture.
28
King's Birthday, Nepal
Fill in a map of Nepal.

Iowa became a state, 1846
Read a page on Iowa, then take a quiz.

29
New Moon
Take a quiz on the moon.

International Day for Biological Diversity
Pick an animal and write a report on it.

Texas became a state, 1845
Read a page on Texas, then take a quiz.

30
Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems, 1924
Read about galaxies, then make a glitter galaxy.
31
New Year's Eve
Answers questions about the new year.

Soviet Union officially dissolves, 1991
Draw a map of what is now Russia.

Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
December is "Write to a Friend Month"
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
1
Twelve nations, including the US, signed a treaty making Antarctica a scientific preserve free from military activity, 1959
Take a quiz on Antarctica.

Rosa Parks Day
Read about Parks and take a quiz on civil rights history.

2
Christiaan Barnard performed first heart transplant, 1967
Label a human heart.
3
Pioneer 10 made the first flyby of Jupiter and took first close-up images of Jupiter (1973)
Read about Jupiter, then take a quiz on it.

Illinois became a state, 1818
Read a page on Illinois, then take a quiz.

4
National Cookie Day
Read about food and answer questions.
5
International Volunteer Day
Write a page on something nice that you did for someone, or on something nice that someone did for you.
6
Johann Palisa (astronomer who discovered 120 asteroids) born, 1848
Read about asteroids, then take a quiz on them.
7
Pearl Harbor Day
Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, attacked by Japan, 1941. Take a quiz on Hawaii.

Delaware became a state and was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution, 1787
Take a quiz on Delaware.

The spacecraft Galileo became the first spacecraft to orbit an outer planet (Jupiter), 1995
Color and read about Jupiter.

8
Bill Clinton signed The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) into law, 1993
Label a map of North America.
9
3.6-million-year-old skeleton of early human found in South Africa, 1998
Label a human skeleton.
10
Mississippi became a state, 1817
Read a page on Mississippi, then take a quiz.

Martin Luther King, Jr., received the Nobel Peace Prize, 1964
Take a quiz on MLK.

11
Indiana became a state, 1816
Read a page on Indiana, then take a quiz.

Annie Jump Cannon (stellar astronomer) born, 1863
Read about stars, then take a quiz on them.

12
Pennsylvania became a state, 1787
Read a page on Pennsylvania, then take a quiz.

Edvard Munch (artist) born, 1863
Color a painting by Munch.

13
Geminids meteor shower (also tomorrow) 
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.
14
Full Moon
Color a page on the moon.

Alabama became a state, 1819
Read a page on Alabama, then take a quiz.

Roald Amundsen became the first man to reach the South Pole, 1911
Read about Amundsen, then take a quiz on him.

Tycho Brahe (astronomer) born, 1546
Read about stars, then take a quiz.

15
Basketball was Invented (by James E. Naismith), 1891
Write abour your favorite sport.

Canada adopted its national flag, 1964
Color and take a quiz on the Canadian flag.

16
Oliver Cromwell became lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1653
Label a map of the British Isles.
17
Orville and Wilbur Wright made the first successful flight, 1903
Do a cloze activity on the Wright brothers.
18
New Jersey became a state, 1787
Read a page on New Jersey, then take a quiz.
19
Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" was published, 1843
Make a Christmas stocking.
20
USA purchased Louisiana Territory from France, 1803
Read about the purchase, then take a quiz.
21
Forefathers' Day (Anniversary of the landing of the Mayflower at Plymouth, 1620)
Take a quiz on the voyage of the Mayflower.
22
Winter Solstice
Read about the seasons and take a quiz on them.

Ursids meteor shower
Read about meteor showers, then take a quiz on them.

A living coelacanth was discovered, 1938
Read about and color this "living fossil."

23
Roots Day
Make a family tree.
24
Joseph Cornell (artist) born, 1903
Create a work of art in the style of Cornell.

Hannukah begins at sundown
Make a paper dreidel.

25
Christmas
Make a Christmas craft.
26
Kwanzaa Starts
Make a Kwanzaa candle.

Boxing Day
Make a box out of paper.

27
Visit the Zoo Day
Pick an animal, read about it, and color its picture.
28
King's Birthday, Nepal
Fill in a map of Nepal.

Iowa became a state, 1846
Read a page on Iowa, then take a quiz.

29
New Moon
Take a quiz on the moon.

International Day for Biological Diversity
Pick an animal and write a report on it.

Texas became a state, 1845
Read a page on Texas, then take a quiz.

30
Edwin Hubble announced the existence of other galactic systems, 1924
Read about galaxies, then make a glitter galaxy.
31
New Year's Eve
Answers questions about the new year.

Soviet Union officially dissolves, 1991
Draw a map of what is now Russia.

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