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International Day of Peace - September 21
Host a global feast. Observe a minute of silence. Help kids create paper doves or cranes. Dance, sing, or play a game of soccer. All these activities and more can be done to celebrate Peace Day.
Agatha Christie - Most Successful Novelist Ever
September 15, 1890: Agatha Christie is born. Her mystery novels are said to be outsold only by the Bible and the works of Shakespeare. In 2015, fans around the world are celebrating her 125th birthday anniversary.
The Week in History from September 7
Did you know Miss America debuted this week in history? Find out more about that, and Ringo Starr, the Invictus Games, and the best-selling video game for three decades.
Wordsworth Writes a Sonnet - September 3
It’s in the title - September 3, commemorated forever in William Wordsworth’s Romantic poem. Did you know it was written on the roof of a carriage? Discover the surprising story behind the poem.
The Day We Lost 11 Days
Imagine you are somewhere in the American colonies in September 1752. You go to bed on Wednesday the 2nd, and when you wake up, it’s Thursday the 14th. What happened??
Today in History Newsletter Sign-Up
Did you know that on this date in the past, something interesting happened? Of course you did! But do you know what happened? Sign up for the FREE ‘Today in History’ newsletter and never wonder again!
August 31 in History
What happened in the past on August 31? Too many things to list, but among them a queen was born and a princess died …
Für Elise - A Classical Music Mystery
Composed by Ludwig van Beethoven on April 27, 1810, “Für Elise” is one of the world’s most recognizable pieces of classical music. The question is, who is Elise?
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