Calendar of historical events, births, holidays and observances for Pocket PC

Find out who was born on the same day with you, what holiday is celebrated on that day around the world. The calendar also includes more than 100 detailed biographies of historical
Calendar of historical events, births, holidays and observances

Version: 5.1

Calendar of historical events, births, holidays and observances by: MobileReference, last updated: 05/07/2007

Requirements: 7.3MB and Free MobiPocket Reader

About Calendar of historical events, births, holidays and observances

  • Who was born when!
  • Do you know what is celebrated on March 8, and where?
  • Educate yourself about world history by quick look to what happened on that date around the world.
  • Use your down time to find when you favorite actors were born
  • Navigate from Table of Contents or search for words or phrases.
  • Access the calendar anytime, anywhere - at home, on the train, in the subway.
  • Automatic synchronization between the handheld and the desktop PC. You could read half of the book on the handheld, then finish reading on the desktop. Annotations and drawings are also synchronized.
Table of ContentsJanuary 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11....... February 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 ...... March 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 .......April 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 .......May 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 .......June 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 .......July 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 .......August 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 ....... September 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 .......October 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 .......November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 .......December 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 .......This is an example of January 1January 1 is the 1st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 364 days remaining (365 in leap years). The preceding day is December 31 of the previous year. Events -153 BC - Roman consuls begin their year in office.
-45 BC - The Julian calendar first takes effect.
-404 - The last known gladiator competition in Rome takes place.
-630 - Prophet Muhammad sets out toward Mecca with the army that will capture it bloodlessly.
-1438 - Albert II of Habsburg is crowned King of Hungary.
-1673 - Regular mail delivery begins between New York and Boston.
-1818 - Mary Shelley's novel Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus is published.
-1877 - Queen Victoria of Britain is proclaimed Empress of India.
-1890 - First use of football goal nets in England.
-1893 - Japan begins using the Gregorian calendar.
-1894 - The Manchester Ship Canal, England, is officially opened to traffic.
-1912 - The Republic of China is established.
-1919 - Edsel Ford succeeded his father, Henry Ford, as president of the Ford Motor Company.
-1925 - The American astronomer Edwin Hubble announces the discovery of galaxies outside the Milky Way.
-1927 - Turkey adopts the Gregorian calendar: December 18, 1926 (Julian), is immediately followed by January 1, 1927 (Gregorian).
-1934 - Alcatraz Island becomes a United States federal prison.
-1939 - The first Vienna New Year's Concert is held.
-1946 - The first civil flight from Heathrow Airport occurs.
-1959 - Cultivars of plants named after this date must be named in a modern language, not in Latin.
-1965 - The People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan was founded in Kabul.
-1970 - Unix time begins.
-1970 - Jimi Hendrix, Buddy Miles, and Billy Cox are recorded live at the Fillmore East. The resulting album, Band of Gypsys, is the last Hendrix album to be released before his death.
-1971 - Cigarette advertisements are banned on American television.
-1988 - The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America comes into existence, creating the largest Lutheran denomination in the United States.
-1989 - The Montreal Protocol on Substances That Deplete the Ozone Layer comes into force.
-1994 - The European Economic Area comes into effect.
-1999 - The Euro currency is introduced.
-2000 - As the world celebrates, no major crisis arises from the dreaded Y2K computer 'millennium bug'.
-2002 - Taiwan officially joins the World Trade Organization, as Chinese Taipei.
-2007 - Hong Kong: a smoking ban in public places comes into effect.Births -766 - Ali al-Rida, Shia Imam (d. 818)
-1431 - Pope Alexander VI (d. 1503)
-1516 - Margaret Leijonhufvud, Queen of Gustav I of Sweden (d. 1551)
-1557 - István Bocskay, Prince of Transylvania (d. 1606)
-1618 - Bartolomé Estéban Murillo, Spanish painter (d. 1682)
-1638 - Emperor Go-Sai of Japan (d. 1685)
-1684 - Arnold Drakenborch, Dutch classical scholar (d. 1748)
-1911 - Hank Greenberg, American baseball player (d. 1986)
-1919 - J. D. Salinger, American novelist
-1930 - Hossain Mohammad Ershad, Bangladeshi politician
-1932 - Jackie Parker, American football player (d. 2006)
-1951 - Rodger Bumpass, American actor (Squidward Tentacles)
-1957 - Ewa Kasprzyk, Polish actress
-1981 - Eden Riegel, American actress
-1983 - Calum Davenport, English footballer
-1983 - Emi Kobayashi, Japanese model
-1984 - Michael Witt, Australian rugby league footballer
-1984 - José Paolo Guerrero, Peruvian footballer
-1987 - Gilbert Brule, Canadian hockey player Holidays and observances By observance -Many countries around the world using Gregorian calendar - New Year's Day; often celebrated at 0:01 with fireworks.
-Last day of Kwanzaa
-United States - Copyright Expiration Day, celebrating the expiration of the copyright of a year's worth of works of authorship into the public domain. Not celebrated from 1978 to 2018 because of repeated copyright term extensions.
-January 1st is also the given "birthday" to many refugees who come to safe countries but are unable to give a documented date of birth. By faith Christian celebrations:-The seventh day of Christmas (and eighth night of same) in Western Christianity.
-Roman Catholicism - Holy Day of Obligation in many countries. Final Day of Octave of Christmas, Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God (New calendar).
-Feast days of the following:
-Fulgentius of Ruspe
-Orthodox Christian Churches - Feast Day of the Circumcision of the Lord in the Flesh; also the feast day of St. Basil, Bishop of Caesaria.
-January 1 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics)By country -Cuba Liberation Day.
-Czech Republic: Establishment of the Czech Republic.
-Haiti Independence Day.
-Slovakia: Establishment of the Slovak Republic.
-Sudan Independence Day.
-Taiwan Founding of Republic of China Day. By City-New Year's Day Parade in London, United Kingdom.
-Vienna New Year's Concert
-Pasadena, California - The Tournament of Roses Parade and, traditionally, the Rose Bowl football championship.

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