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January 2016 Educators' Calendar

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1

New Year's Day

Canadian Citizenship Act Came into Force (1947)

Yellowknife First City in NWT (1970)

NAFTA Came into Effect (1994)

2

National Science Fiction Day

Moon First Photographed (1839)

Niagara Falls Preservation Treaty Signed (1929)

3

Author J.R.R. Tolkien's Birthday (1892)

Hockey Player Bobby Hull's Birthday (1939)

4

Trivia Day

Author Jacob Grimm's Birthday (1785)

Inventor Louis Braille's Birthday (1809)

5

Guru Gobind Singh's Birthday (Lunar Calendar) (1666)

X-Ray Discovered (1896)

6

St. Joan of Arc's Birthday (1412)

Telegraph First Demonstrated (1838)

Canada's First Woman Mayor Elected (1936)

7

Jupiter's Moons Discovered (1610)

Inventor Sir Sandford Fleming's Birthday (1827)

U.S. Hydrogen Bomb Revealed (1953)

8

Last Battle of the War of 1812 (1815)

9

Static Electricity Day

Author Catharine Parr Traill's Birthday (1802)

10

Explorer David Thompson Crossed Rockies (1811)

Runner George Orton's Birthday (1873)

Canada Joined League of Nations (1920)

11

Clean Off Your Desk Day

Politician Sir John A. MacDonald's Birthday (1815)

First Diabetic Patient Treated with Insulin (1922)

Amelia Earhart Flew Solo Across Pacific (1935)

12

James Wolfe Made Commander in Chief Against Quebec (1759)

Hockey Player Tim Horton's Birthday (1930)

13

First Black Canadian Appointed to Senate (1984)

14

Revolutionary War Ended (1784)

15

Queen Elizabeth I Crowned (1559)

Author Mazo de la Roche's Birthday (1879)

16

Poet Robert William Service's Birthday (1874)

Joe Shuster's Superman Comic Published (1939)

17

Raoul Wallenberg Day

World Religion Day

18

Author A.A. Milne's Birthday/Winnie the Pooh Day (1882)

19

National Popcorn Day

Author Edgar Allan Poe's Birthday (1809)

20

Weedless Wednesday

World's First Organized Basketball Game (1892)

Nazis Formulated "Final Solution" (1942)

NWT Radio Broadcasts in English & Inuktitut (1971)

21

Quebec Flag Day

Calixa Lavallée, Composer of "O Canada" Died (1891)

22

Louis Riel Elected MP in Manitoba (1874)

500 Russians Killed on "Bloody Sunday" (1905)

Roberta Bondar in Space Onboard Discovery (1992)

23

First Canadian Novelist Died (1789)

First Montreal Ice Palace Carnival (1883)

24

National Compliment Day

25

Robbie Burns Day/Night

First Transcontinental Phone Call (1915)

First Winter Olympics (1924)

26

Australia Day

International Customs Day

Hockey Player Wayne Gretzky's Birthday (1961)

27

Family Literacy Day

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Author Mordecai Richler's Birthday (1931)

28

Manitoba First Province to Grant Women Vote (1916)

Bluenose Fishing Schooner Sank (1946)

Maple Leaf Flag Design Adopted (1965)

Challenger Shuttle Exploded (1986)

29

Toronto's Yonge Street Officially Opened (1796)

30

Royal Canadian Navy Created (1911)

Adolf Hitler Named German Chancellor (1933)

31

Thirteenth Amendment Abolished Slavery (1865)

Businessman Timothy Eaton Died (1907)

First Native Senator Appointed (1958)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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