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Ideas for additional student / whole-class tasks:
A great idea is to get different students and classes to focus on different months as a project at the start of the school year, then share the completed calendar afterwards. Alternatively, each month could be produced separately as it approaches and the events then used for classroom discussion points or the basis of displays and debates.
Note: all anniversaries will be limited to multiples of 50 years (e.g. 100 years ago today, 150 years ago today, etc).
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Events (150 years ago today): 1871 – Wilhelm I of Germany is proclaimed Kaiser Wilhelm in the Hall of Mirrors of the Palace of Versailles (France) towards the end of the Franco-Prussian War. Wilhelm already had the title of German Emperor since the constitution of 1 January 1871, but he had hesitated to accept the title.
Births (100 years ago today): 1921 – Yoichiro Nambu, Japanese-American physicist and academic, Nobel Prize laureate (d. 2015)
Births (50 years ago today): 1971 – Amy Barger, American astronomer
Deaths (750 years ago today): 1271 – Saint Margaret of Hungary (b. 1242)
Deaths (550 years ago today): 1471 – Emperor Go-Hanazono of Japan (b. 1419)
Deaths (50 years ago today): 1971 – Virgil Finlay, American illustrator (b. 1914)
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