A Dictionary of Dates

A Dictionary of Dates

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Author: Bakhtiar K Dadabhoy
Publisher: Rupa
Year: 2003
Language: English
Pages: 960
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8129100320


A fascinating selection of events for everyday of the year, A Dictionary of Dates is an informative and entertaining guide to important anniversaries for each day of the year. With over 6000 entries embracing a rich diversity of subjects, a Dictionary of Dates is an ideal ready reference guide of anyone with an interest in dates and a treat for the quiz enthusiast.

When did Howard Carter discover the tomb of King Tutankhamen? The notorious Nazis Albert speer and Adolf Eichmann were born on which day of the year? Did you know that Sunil Gavaskar hit his 10,000th run in Test cricket on Vivian Richards’ (and Nari Contractor’s) birthday?

Did you know that the dramatist William Shakespeare, the Italian painter Raphael, Indian statesman Bidhan Chandra Roy, the actor Otto Kruger, the German aircraft manufacturer Hugo Junkers and the actress Ingrid Bergman-all died on their birthdays? Or that Iftekhar Ali Khan, Nawab of Pataudi Sr. died on his son Mansur Ali Khan, Nawab of Pataudi Jr’s birthday – something he shares with Czechoslovakian statesman Tomas Masaryk who died on his son Jan Masaryk’s birthday? Or that Winston Churchill and John F Kennedy share a marriage anniversary?

Births and deaths of famous personalities as well as significant and unusual events in history

Interesting anecdotes, quotations and trivia

Fascinating coincidences