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A Dictionary of Dates (Oxford Paperback Reference)

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Which U.S. Presidents were born on the Fourth of July? When did Alexander Graham Bell make the first telephone call? Catherine the Great, Jerome K. Jerome, Baron von Richthofen, Bing Crosby, and Dr. Spock were all born on the same day of the year, but which? Columbus sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred and ninety-two--but on what day did he set sail?

Compiler of the London Observer's weekly dates column, Cyril Leslie Beeching, here provides an informative and entertaining listing of important anniversaries for each day of the year. A Dictionary of Dates, New Edition reveals a remarkable number of coincidences, and records births and deaths of the famous as well as significant and unusual events in history. With the bonus of a chronology of world events from the earliest times to the present day, international coverage, and a full index, this is an invaluable reference book for anyone with an interest in history or just plain fascinating facts.

Thoroughly revised and updated for this new edition, A Dictionary of Dates, New Edition is an informative and entertaining guide to important anniversaries for each day of the year.

Synopsis:

The Oxford Slavonic Papers contain original contributions and documents relating to the languages, literatures, culture, and history of Russia and other Slavonic countries. Volume XXX includes the reproduction of four black and white plates illustrating a selection of letters by D. S.

Mirsky.

About the Author

About the Editor:

Cyril Leslie Beeching is also the editor of The Oxford Book of Eponyms.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Dates; Index; Chronology of World Events; Chronology of Scientific Developments.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780192800565
Author:
Beeching, Cyril Leslie
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Author:
Cyril Leslie Beeching
Author:
null, Cyril Leslie
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
World
Subject:
History - World
Edition Number:
2
Edition Description:
Second
Series:
Oxford Paperback Reference
Series Volume:
No. 459
Publication Date:
19970626
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 b/w plates
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.73x5.09x.86 in. .61 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Oxford Slavonic Papers contain original contributions and documents relating to the languages, literatures, culture, and history of Russia and other Slavonic countries. Volume XXX includes the reproduction of four black and white plates illustrating a selection of letters by D. S.

Mirsky.

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