April 23: St. George’s Day
The Story of a Special Day for April 23
CONSTRUCTION OF WRIGLEY FIELD BEGINS, THE GERMANS INTRODUCE A BEER PURITY LAW, AND NEW COKE HIT THE MARKET!
The special occasion gift they’ll never throw away — a whole book for the price of a premium card! The story of a special day…
…What happened in history?
…Who was born?
What happened on *your* special day?
From celebrations around the world to significant moments in history, birthdays, zodiac signs, and all-month events, this book makes a perfect birthday present or anniversary gift — one that will be kept and remembered long after an ordinary birthday card has been forgotten!
On April 23, Hermann Göring writes a letter to Adolph Hitler asking to take over the Third Reich. Hitler responds by removing him as successor. The first public school in the US opened, and the Soyuz 1 mission is launched, leading to the first in-flight fatality in the history of spaceflight.
People born on April 23 include singer Roy “Pretty Woman” Orbison, jogger Jim Fixx, actresses Shirley Temple and Sandra Dee, and baseball Hall of Famers Jim Bottomley and Warren Spahn. William Shakespeare, Howard Cosell, and English king Æthelred the Unready died on April 23.
There’s plenty to celebrate on April 23! Saint George’s Day is celebrated in many European nations. It’s also Independence Day in the “Conch Republic,” Children’s Day in Turkey, World Book Day, as well as National Picnic Day. (And, forsooth, it’s Talk Like Shakespeare Day, too!)
Each volume of The Story of a Special Day is packed with rare historical photos and fascinating facts. Plus, holidays around the world; birthday gems, flowers, and other symbols; horoscope signs; sayings and superstitions; and much, much more!
With 86 pages packed with 33 historic photographs and illustrations, The Story of a Special Day is a feast for the eyes as well as for the brain.
A perfect birthday present or anniversary gift, April 23: The Story of a Special Day will make anyone feel special on his or her very special occasion.
Look for upcoming titles covering each and every day of the year…because every day is a special day for someone you know! [Ebook coming soon!]