The World Almanac and Book of Facts
The World Almanac and Book of Facts is a US published reference work and conveys information about such subjects as world changes, tragedies, sports feats, etc. It has been published yearly from 1868 to 1875, and again every year since 1886. The first edition of The World Almanac was published by The New York World newspaper in 1868 (the name of the publication comes from the newspaper itself, which was known as The World). Published just three years after the end of the US Civil War and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, its 120 pages of information touched on such events as the process of Reconstruction and the impeachment of President Andrew Johnson. Publication was suspended in 1876, but in 1886 newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer, who had purchased The New York World and quickly transformed it into one of the most influential newspapers in the country, revived The World Almanac with the intention of making it a compendium of universal knowledge. The World Almanac has been published annually since.
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... Washington's Birthday , Decoration Day , APRIL 19. PATRIOTS ' DAY : In
Massachusetts . Labor Day , Flag Day ( June 14 ) , and Arbor Day APRIL 21 ,
ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF are holidays when so designated by the
1685 Revocation of the Edict of Nantes , 1837 Accession of Queen Victoria , June
20 536 Restoration of the Jews under ( ' yrus . Oct. 22 . 1845 Texas annexed .
509 Expulsion of Tarquins from Rome . 1688 James II . abdicated , Dec. 11 .
June 6. Gen. Nathanael Greene born , 1742 . Dec. 16. Boston Tea Party , ” 1773 .
June 15. King John granted Magna Charter at Dec. 16. The great fire in New York
, 1835 . Runnymede , 1216 . Dec. 22. Mayflower pilgrims landed at Plymouth ...
15 Passo ver .. 22 22 Eighth Day 23 Yiar 1 New Moon ...... May 8 23 Rejoicing
with the Law 24 14 Second Passover . 21 Hesvan 1 New Moon . Nov. Sivan 1
New Moon June 6 Kislev 1 30 6 Pentecost .... 11 25 Dedication of the Temple ..
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