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