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Ideas for student tasks:
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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Births (400 years ago today): 1620 – John Evelyn, English gardener and author (d. 1706)
Births (100 years ago today): 1920 – Dick Francis, Welsh-Caymanian jockey and author (d. 2010)
Births (50 years ago today): 1970 – Linn Berggren, Swedish singer-songwriter
Deaths (700 years ago today): 1320 – Ricold of Monte Croce, Italian Dominican missionary (b. 1242)
Deaths (100 years ago today): 1920 – Alphonse Desjardins, Canadian businessman (b. 1854)
Deaths (0 years ago today): 2020 – Sean Connery, Scottish actor (b. 1930)
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