April 23rd Special Days (Includes Printable Freebies)

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Monday, April 23, 2012 | 0 comments
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Image: Read, Remember, Recommend: A Reading Journal for Book LoversRead Me Day
- Book’em, a local children’s literacy organization, celebrated its annual Read Me Day. Read Me Day is Book’em’s annual celebration of the importance and fun of reading. Source

Read: Read, Remember, Recommend: A Reading Journal for Book Lovers

Free Printables:
Make you own book
Read All About Me poster
Make your own All About Me books

Going to the Chapel

Lover's Day
- When you're in love, everyday is Lover's Day. Sometimes however, shy and timid people need a little incentive to express their love or to take a leap. Valentine's Day is one such opportunity. Lover's Day is yet another chance at love. Source

Read: Going to the Chapel

Free Printables: Romantic Printables

James Buchanan: The American Presidents Series: The 15th President, 1857-1861James Buchanan's Birthday
- James Buchanan, Jr. (April 23, 1791 – June 1, 1868), was the 15th President of the United States (1857–1861). He is the only president from Pennsylvania and the only president who remained a lifelong bachelor. His niece Harriet Lane played the role as lady of the house. Source

Read: James Buchanan: The American Presidents Series: The 15th President, 1857-1861

Complete Selection of William Shakespeare BooksShakespeare Birth and Death
- William Shakespeare (baptized 26 April 1564; died 23 April 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. His surviving works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and several other poems. His plays have been translated into every major living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright. Source

Read: Complete Selection of William Shakespeare Books

Free Printables:
Shakespeare printables
Teacher's Resources

Cinema Under the Stars: America's Love Affair with Drive-In Movie TheatersFirst Movie Theater
- A hundred and seven years ago today, America's first motion picture theater opened to the public. Its name, the Nickelodeon, combines the price of admission with 'odeon,' the ancient Greek word for theater. Film critic Bob Mondello says the price has gone up now, but the experience remains timeless. Source

Read: Cinema Under the Stars: America's Love Affair with Drive-In Movie Theaters

Free Printables: Free or Cheap Summer Movies for Kids

Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook: 50 To-Die-For Recipes for New York-Style CheesecakeNational Cherry Cheesecake Day
- So why not have a day set aside just for celebrating this amazing creation, right?
In 1872, cream cheese was invented by an American dairymen, William Lawrence of Chester, N.Y., who accidentally developed a method of producing cream cheese while trying to reproduce a French cheese called Neufchatel. William Lawrence distributed his brand in foil wrappers from 1880 under the name of the Empire Company.
He called his cheese PHILADELPHIA Brand Cream Cheese, now a famous trademark. His company the Empire Cheese Company of South Edmeston, New York, manufactured the cream cheese. Source

Read: Junior's Cheesecake Cookbook: 50 To-Die-For Recipes for New York-Style Cheesecake

Free Printables: Cheesecake Recipes

English Language Day
- In its historical sense, the name English is now conveniently used to comprehend the language of the English people from their settlement in Britain to the present day, the various stages through which it has passed being distinguished as Old, Middle, and New or Modern English.

First public school started (1635)
- The first public school in America was established by Puritan settlers on April 23, 1635 in the home of Schoolmaster Philemon Pormont and was later moved to School Street. Boys from various socio-economic backgrounds attended Boston Latin School until 1972 when girls were also accepted.

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