The International Book of Days
- Related Products
The International Book of Days is a unique record of world history. For each of the 366 days of the year, including February 29, several substantial essays explore significant events through their anniversaries or through other relevant dates. The emphasis is typically on the anniversary of particular events, although in some cases the birth dates or death dates of the individuals involved were used if necessity merited it. Religious events and secular holidays from virtually every country on Earth are also included.
Cross-referencing to other essays in the book and to the indispensable companion volume, The American Book of Days, along with an extensive index, make finding information easy, and over 100 illustrations bring historical facts to life.
Just a few of the fascinating entries:
- Jan. 19, 1966: Indira Gandhi is elected prime minister of India.
- Feb. 23, 1997: Dolly the sheep, the first cloned mammal, is announced in Scotland.
- April 6, 1896: The first modern Olympic Games opens in Athens, Greece.
- June 26, 2000: The Human genome is mapped.
- Sept. 2, 1945: Ho Chi Min declares Vietnam's independence from France.
- Nov. 20, 1910: The Mexican Revolution.
- Dec. 25, 1991: The Soviet Union officially dissolves.