April 29th Special Days - Featuring Printable Freebies

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Sunday, April 29, 2012 | 0 comments
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April 29th is... World Wish Day®, National Zipper Day/Zipper Invented (1913), Prince William And Kate's Royal Wedding Anniversary (2011), James Cook lands at Botany Bay (1770), National Shrimp Scampi Day, National Peace Rose Day, Day of Remembrance for all Victims of Chemical Warfare, International Dance Day, Viral Video Day, International Day of Immunology, International Yak Day, Showa Day (Japan), St. Catherine of Siena's Day

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PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: William and Kate Paper Dolls: To Commemorate the Marriage of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton, 29th April 2011 (Dover Royal Paper Dolls) | Paperback: 32 pages | by Tom Tierney (Author). Publisher: Dover Publications; Act Csm edition (February 17, 2011)Prince William And Kate's First Wedding Anniversary (2011)
- Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey in London, United Kingdom. The wedding was widely broadcast on television, internet, and radio, in more than 180 countries. Despite reports the couple would leave for their honeymoon the day after their wedding, Prince William immediately returned to his work as a search-and-rescue pilot, and the couple did not depart for their honeymoon until May 9th, ten days after their wedding - for 10 days on a secluded villa on a private island in the Seychelles.

Read: William and Kate Paper Dolls

Free Printables:
The Royal Wedding – Free Printables
William and Kate Colouring Pages


Image: Zipper: An Exploration in Novelty (Reprint) | Paperback: 304 pages | by Robert D. Friedel (Author). Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company; 1st edition (March 17, 1996) National Zipper Day/Zipper Invented (1913)
- Elias Howe invented the sewing machine and received a patent for an Automatic, Continuous Clothing Closure in 1851. Whitcomb Judson invented the pneumatic street railway, then marketed a Clasp Locker 42 years later. After his wife's death in 1911, Gideon Sundbäck devoted himself to the worktable and designed the modern zipper in December 1913.  

Read: Zipper: An Exploration in Novelty

Free Printables:
Zipper Coloring Page
History of the Zipper
Zipper Activity Pages


Image: James Cook: The Pacific Coast And Beyond (In the Footsteps of Explorers) | Paperback: 32 pages | by R A Beales (Author). Publisher: Crabtree Pub Co (November 1, 2005)James Cook lands at Botany Bay (1770)
- The first voyage of James Cook was a combined Royal Navy and Royal Society expedition to the south Pacific ocean aboard HMS Endeavour, from 1768 to 1771. The aims of the expedition were to observe the 1769 transit of Venus across the Sun (3–4 June of that year), and to seek evidence of the postulated Terra Australis Incognita or unknown southern land. In April 1770, they became the first Europeans to reach the east coast of Australia, making landfall on the shore of what is now known as Botany Bay.

Read: James Cook: The Pacific Coast and Beyond

Free Printables:
Australia Printables
James Cook's Biography


Image: Shrimp Envy - A Simple Cookbook for the Seafood Lover: 25 Recipes That Will Make Your Guests Jealous | Paperback: 88 pages | by Nancy Silverman (Author). Publisher: Independently published (February 23, 2019)National Shrimp Scampi Day
- Shrimp Scampi refers to an American-Italian shrimp dish prepared by sautéing shrimp or prawns in garlic butter or olive oil, lemon juice, and white wine. The shrimp is often served over pasta like linguine.

Read: Shrimp Envy - A Simple Cookbook for the Seafood Lover: 25 Recipes That Will Make Your Guests Jealous

Free Printables:
Shrimp colouring pages
Shrimp Scampi Recipe





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About Catherine: I have been writing frugal tips since 1982, when I was a young divorced mom of two - for my baby product company, Born to Love. I am now mom to three sons, who are all grown up, grandma to three - and happily re-married to a wonderful man. We have rescued two little dogs, Denny and Dexter - and a cat, Bella.

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