Dates Through the Year



February

11    

Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931): scientist, inventor of
incandescent lamp and phonograph: A Picture Book of Thomas Alva Edison, A Wizard from the Start
Elsa Lasker-Schüler (1869-1945) : German writer: poem: "Meine Mutter"    
Feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, anniversary of first apparition of our Lady to Saint Bernadette at Lourdes in 1858: Our Lady of Lourdes


12

Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865): Civil War president: Abraham Lincoln
Max Beckmann (1884-1950): German painter
Charles Darwin (1809-1882): British Scientist: Charles Darwin and the Beagle Adventure


14

Saint Valentine (d. 270)


15

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642): mathematician, physicist, philosopher


19

Constantin Brancusi (1876-1957): Romanian sculptor
Gabriele Münter (1877-1962): German artist


22

George Washington (1732-1799): first president of the United States
Schopenhauer (1788-1860): German philosopher


23

Erich Kästner (1899-1974): German author
Elisabeth Langgässer (1899-1950): German author
Karl Jaspers (1883-1969): German philosopher
Georg Friedrich Händel (1685-1759): German composer


24

Wilhelm Grimm (1786-1859): German linguist
Saint Matthias: apostle elected to take the place of Judas


25

Auguste Renoir (1841-1919): French painter


26

Buffalo Bill (1846-1917): American pioneer


27

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882): author of "Evangeline," "The Courtship of Miles Standish," and others
Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925): German anthroposophist
Constantine the Great (280-337): Roman emperor
John Steinbeck (1902-1968): American author

28

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533-1592): French philosopher and writer

29


March

1

Frédéric Chopin (1810-1849): Polish composer
Oscar Kokoschka (1886-1980): Austrian painter
Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907): American sculptor


2

Bedrich (Friedrich) Smetana (1824-1884): Czech composer
DeWitt Clinton (1769-1828): Influential in building the Erie Canal


3

Alexander Graham Bell: (1847-1922): American inventor of the telephone


4

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741): Italian composer
Henry the Navigator (1394-1460): Portuguese explorer


5

Karl Rahner (1904-1984): German-Austrian catholic theologian
Rosa Luxemburg (1871-1919): Polish-German politician


6
Michelangelo (1475-1564): Italian artist, sculptor


7
Maurice Ravel (1875-1937): French composer
Piet Mondrian (1872-1944): Dutch artist
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274): Doctor of the church
Luther Burbank (1849-1926): American botanist


8
Otto Hahn (1879-1968): German chemist


9
Amerigo Vespucci (1451-1512): Italian explorer


10
Jakob Wassermann (1873-1934): German author
Joseph von Eichendorff (1788-1857): German author
Friedrich Schlegel (1772-1829): German philosopher


11
Karl Krolow (1915-1999): German author
Helmuth James Graf von Moltke (1907-1945): German lawyer and resistance fighter

12
Gregory the Great (ca. 540-604): Doctor of the church, father of the Gregorian chant


13
Karl-Friedrich Schinkel (1781-1841): German architect
Joseph Priestly (1733-1804): British chemist, clergyman, discoverer of oxygen







June

Trinity Sunday
Corpus Christi
Sacred Heart of Jesus


St. Boniface

6
Captain Nathan Hale: Nathan Hale: Patriot Spy

9
St. Columba: Columban

10
Peter the Great (Peter the Great by Diane Stanley)

13
St. Anthony of Padua

14
Flag Day: Flag Day

17
Igor Stavinsky: Ballet of the Elephants, When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky
John Wesley: John Wesley
Battle of Bunker Hill (June 17, 1775): Ben's Revolution
Father's Day

21
Summer Solstice: The Longest Day, Under Alaska's Midnight Sun

22
St. Alban

24
St. John the Baptist

26
Pearl S. Buck

27
Our Lady of Perpetual Help
Helen A. Keller: A Picture Book of Helen Keller

28
Jean Jacques Rousseau

29
Sts. Peter and Paul
Peter Paul Rubens: Rubens





July (Most Precious Blood of Jesus)

1
St. Junipero Serra
Canada Day

4
St. Elizabeth of Portugal
Independence Day

5
Phineas Taylor Barnum: Twenty-One Elephants


6
St. Maria Goretti

11
St. Benedict: The Holy Twins

12
St. Veronica of the Veil
Birthday: Henry David Thoreau: Henry David's House, Walking with Henry, Thoreau at Walden, A Man Named Thoreau, The Trouble with Henry, If You Spent a Day with Thoreau at Walden Pond

14
St. Kateri Tekakwitha
St. Francis Solano
Bastille Day

15
St. Swithin
Birthday: Rembrandt: Rembrandt, What Makes a Rembrandt a Rembrandt?, Hana in the Time of Tulips, Rembrandt and Titus

16
Our Lady of Mount Carmel

18
Birthday: Nelson Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom

21
Birthday: John Glenn, astronaut: John Glenn, Young Astronaut

22
St. Mary Magdalene

23
St. Bridget of Sweden

24
Birthday: Amelia Earhart

25
St. Christopher: The Holy Giant
St. James the Greater

26
St. Anne

29
St. Martha

30
Birthday: Emily Bronte

31
St. Ignatius of Loyola


August

2
Our Lady of the Angels

4
St. John Vianney

8
St. Dominic/St. Hormisdas

9
Edith Stein

10
St. Lawrence

11
St. Philomena/St. Clare of Assisi

14
St. Maximilian Kolbe

15
Napoleon Bonaparte
Panama Canal opened
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary

18
St. Helen

19
Orville Wright

20 
St. Bernard

21
St. Pius X

23
Rose of Lima

25
St. Louis IX of France

27
St. Monica

28
St. Augustine

September

7
Queen Elizabeth I, birthday

22
Equinox