Holidays, birthdays, historic events...

January 26

January 31

  • Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson

    Jackie Robinson, an outstanding athlete, was the first African American to play baseball for the Major Leagues.

February 1

  • Langston Hughes Langston Hughes

    Langston Hughes was a prominent African-American poet, novelist, playwright, and social activist best know for his jazz poetry.

February 4

  • Rosa Parks Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks was a life-long activist whose refusal to give up her seat on a segregated bus was a catalyzing event in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement.

February 6

  • New Madrid Seismic Zone New Madrid Earthquake

    The final major and arguably the most destructive of a series earthquakes in the central United States in 1811-1812.

February 7

  • Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins

    Benjamin Waterhouse Hawkins was a natural history artist that became famous for his live-size sculptures of dinosaurs.

February 8

  • A red lantern for Chinese New Year Chinese New Year

    A traditional celebration based on the Chinese lunar calendar.

February 11

  • Jane Yolen Jane Yolen

    Named "Hans Christian Andersen of America" by Newsweek magazine, Jane Yolen has written more than 300 books.

March 2

  • Dr. Seuss Dr. Seuss

    Dr. Seuss and his many zany characters have made learning to read an exciting adventure for millions of children.

March 5

  • Mem Fox Mem Fox

    Mem Fox is Australia’s most highly regarded picture-book author. She is well-known in the United States, not only for her delightful stories but also as an influential international consultant in literacy.

March 10

  • Jack Kent

    Jack Kent (1920–85) was an American author‐illustrator of humorous fables, folk tales, rhymes, and other picture books.

March 19

  • A barn swallow flying over water Swallows Return to Capistrano

    The return of the swallows takes place each year at the Mission San Juan Capistano, in California on March 19th, St. Joseph's Day.

March 20

  • Three blue crocus in bloom March equinox

    The seasons officially change when the day and night are equal in length. In the Northern Hemisphere, sprint begins.