I love knowing what happened on a certain day on all different years in history. So, I have a lot of fun creating worksheets that tie today into yesterday. I also enjoy getting to see what was happening in different places all around the world about the same time. This timeline is always growing and I hope you enjoy it! If there are dates or events you’d like me to consider creating printables for, please drop me a note at writebonnierose (at) gmail (dot) com or leave me a comment and let me know! BC dates are in the works!
How To: 1. Select one of the choices under “Choose a Timeline Filter.” 2. Click “Filter Timeline.”
You can filter by the month of the year or one of several other groupings such as American history, missions, sports, or many others.
At the moment, I’m afraid you can’t drill down more than one level. So if you only want to know what American history, sports-themed printables I have in the month of June, you’re either going to need to choose one filter and read or send me an e-mail! I’m working on those options, though, so stay tuned. My ultimate goal for the timeline is to have one or more worksheets for every day of the year searchable by a number of categories.
April 10, 837: Halley’s comet comes closer to the Earth than ever before or since. Sharpen your math and science skills with this Halley’s comet printable.
October 17, 1091: Massive tornado strikes the heart of London. Try this research prompt worksheet about tornadoes.
December 19, 1154: Celebrate the date when Henry II of England was crowned in Westminster Abbey with this great true and false worksheet about his reign.
May 24, 1218: Fifth Crusade leaves Acre for Egypt. Today’s timeline worksheet is a Bible worksheet on prayer.
April 6, 1250: Ayyubids of Egypt capture King Louis IX of France in the Battle of Fariskur in the Seventh Crusade. Try this crossword puzzle all about King Louis IX.
October 25, 1400: Geoffrey Chaucer dies. Remember his beautiful literary accomplishments with this Geoffrey Chaucer copywork, an excerpt from The Canterbury Tales.
August 1, 1498: Christopher Columbus visits the land that is now Venezuela, becoming the first European to do so. See how much you know about the animals of Venezuela with Animal Who Am I?
March 5, 1512: Cartographer Gerhardus Mercator was born. Today’s short story read aloud imagines a late evening Gerhardus spent on his maps, questioning why he worked so hard on the task.
August 15, 1519: Panama City is founded. Nearly five hundred years ago, a city was founded on a strategic Central American isthmus. Panama City would become a key center of trade. Let’s remember the founding of Panama City on August 15, 1519, with a devotional worksheet about the symbols of a bridge and a way.
June 9, 1534: Jacques Cartier sailed into the river he named the St. Lawrence. Try this Cartier crossword puzzle for fun and see if you can find all the right answers!
June 30, 1534: Jacques Cartier is the first European to reach Prince Edward Island. We’ll learn about exploring our own backyard and the world with this exploration worksheet.
October 28, 1538: The Universidad Santo Tomas de Aquino, the first university in the New World, is established. How much do you know about the history of universities? Find out with our history of universities worksheet.
April 23, 1564: Birthday of William Shakespeare AND the foundation for Talk Like Shakespeare Day! Enjoy a challenge to talk like Shakespeare as much as possible today and a fun word search.
May 20, 1570: Cartographer Abraham Ortelius issues the first modern atlas. How much do you know about maps then and now? Try this fill in to find out!
December 27, 1571: German astronomer Johannes Kepler was born today. Find out more about him and learn some of the vocabulary associated with the work he did.
April 1, 1578: English doctor William Harvey was born. Today’s short story reminds people of the importance of blood while waiting at the hospital after a car accident.
August 5, 1604 (Old Style date): John Eliot, “Apostle to the Indians” was born (some sources say baptized). Read a short story for kids about his work with the Algonquin, “Abigail’s Heart.”
April 12, 1606: The Union Flag is adopted as the flag of Great Britain. See if you can identify the flags of British territories.
July 3, 1608: Quebec City is founded. Look at the French influence in this city and the significance of its location in this research-oriented printable.
April 8, 1609: Samuel de Champlain and 12 survivors prepare to return to France; Algonkian people help them combat scurvy. How much do you know about Vitamin C? Find out with our vitamin C worksheet.
May 2, 1611: First King James Version of the Bible is published. Practice handwriting skills with this copywork passage from John 1:1-14.
July 2, 1613: The first English expedition from Massachusetts against Acadia led by Samuel Argall takes place. See how much you know about this period in history with our Acadian history multiple choice worksheet.
October 14, 1644: William Penn was born. Come enjoy our Trees of Pennsylvania word search puzzle.
January 1, 1707: What if being a princess isn’t all it’s made out to be? Join Maria in this short story for kids as she faces the question, “Does anyone really love me?” and find hope in the answer she finds.
November 26, 1716: Lion exhibited for the first time in the U.S. Enjoy lion research prompts and notebooking pages.
October 7, 1728: Caesar Rodney, signer of the Declaration of Independence, is born. See if you can find ALL 56 signers in this word search puzzle.
June 2, 1731: Martha Dandridge is born, later to be known as Martha Washington, wife of the first President of the United States. We have two different First Lady quizzes for you to try, one for younger students and one for older students!
November 9, 1731: Benjamin Banneker is born. Learn more about this famous scientist, inventor, surveyor, mathematician, farmer, and patriot with a timeline worksheet all about what was going on in the world during his lifetime.
October 30, 1735: John Adams, second President of the United States, is born. Enjoy some Presidential copywork and timeline facts from his term as President.
April 13, 1743: Today we celebrate the birthday of Thomas Jefferson. Try my worksheet that includes information about his early life, a true and false quiz about his later life, and research questions for further study.
November 17, 1749: Nicolas Appert, inventor of the first successful method of canning food, was born. Come celebrate with a canned food word scramble!
April 15, 1750: Today we celebrate the building of Fort Toronto. Try this fun worksheet on exploring forts and end by designing a fort of your own.
July 25, 1750: Celebrate the birthday of one of our founding fathers and the first Secretary of War with this printable.
March 16, 1751: James Madison, fourth President of the United States, is born. Celebrate his birthday with Presidential Copywork from his inaugural address.
March 25, 1751: Old New Year’s Day. See what you and your family can learn about the Gregorian calendar and when it was adopted by Great Britain and her colonies. Then come have fun with a Free Calendar Scramble.
June 15, 1752: Benjamin Franklin proves that lightning is electricity. Try our Benjamin Franklin Quote Quiz!
September 2, 1752: Calendar Adjustment Day in Great Britain and her colonies. Have fun inventing your own calendar with today’s printable.
1755: Hesitant Hezekiah (Mercersburg, PA). With the Indians on their way to the church, will the gray fox Hezekiah run for safety or help a scared fox pup? Read the story, enjoy the printable activity pack, or listen to the audio story for kids.
April 26, 1755: University of Moscow held its opening ceremony. See if you can match these famous University of Moscow alumni to what made them famous.
November 17, 1755: the future King Louis XVIII was born. Try this worksheet to see if you can put six of the most notable kings of France in chronological order.
October 16, 1758: Noah Webster is born. Do you ever wonder what he would think about the changing vocabulary of technology today? Come check out this worksheet of technology-related words added to the dictionary in 1984.
March 17, 1762: New York City holds its first St. Patrick’s Day parade. Celebrate with this Irish Step Dancing Vocabulary Worksheet.
July 11, 1767: John Quincy Adams is born. Have some fun with Presidential Copywork today!
January 17, 1773: Captain James Cook became the first person to cross the Antarctic Circle. Let’s try to unscramble ten popular winter sports.
February 9, 1773: William Henry Harrison, the future 9thPresident of the United States, was born. Here is some Presidential copywork of an excerpt from one of his speeches.
March 12, 1773: Jeanne Baptiste Pointe de Sable founded the settlement now known as Chicago. See if you can put these fourteen historic facts about Chicago in their proper order with our Chicago history timeline quiz.
September 26, 1774: John Chapman, a/k/a Johnny Appleseed, perhaps one of the most famous nurserymen of all time, was born. Have fun with our So Many Apples! Math Printable.
April 19, 1775: The shot heard ’round the world was fired and the American Revolution began. Enjoy copywork of “The Concord Hymn” by Ralph Waldo Emerson and copywork of the inscription found on the Concord Battle Monument.
December 16, 1775: English author Jane Austen was born. Come enjoy a Pride and Prejudice crossword puzzle in her honor.
September 21, 1780: Benedict Arnold met with the British to discuss handing over West Point. Today’s copywork is an excerpt from General George Washington’s general orders issued on September 26, 1780, following the discovery of Arnold’s treason.
March 13, 1781: William Herschel discovers Uranus. Test your knowledge of the seventh planet and the year it was discovered with this fun combo pack of worksheets.
November 2, 1783: George Washington delivers farewell address to the army. Enjoy a copywork excerpt from his farewell address.
August 16, 1784: Today, we remember the date when the province of New Brunswick, Canada, was founded. Check out this worksheet to help you work with maps to find locations in New Brunswick.
June 8, 1786: New York City had its first taste of commercially-made ice cream! Celebrate with an ice cream parlor alphabetical manipulative.
November 18, 1787: Louis Jacques Mandé Daguerre is born. Come find out more about what made his invention so special and try a simple art activity.
December 7, 1787: Today, Delaware became the first state in the Union. Have fun testing your knowledge of Delaware history with this printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.
December 10, 1787: Birthday of Thomas Hopkins Gallaudet, co-founder of the first public school for the deaf. Enjoy this ASL alphabet translation worksheet.
December 12, 1787: Celebrate the date when Pennsylvania joined the Union. Have fun testing your knowledge of the second state with this printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.
December 18, 1787: Today, New Jersey became the third state in the Union. Have fun testing your knowledge of New Jersey history with this printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.
January 2, 1788: Celebrate the date when Georgia joined the Union. Have fun testing your knowledge of this great state with this printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.
January 9, 1788: Today, Connecticut joined the Union. Have fun testing your knowledge of Connecticut history with this printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.
February 6, 1788: Massachusetts becomes a state. Test your knowledge of Massachusetts state history today with this 7-page free printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz, and research prompts.
April 28, 1788: Celebrate with us the anniversary of Maryland becoming the seventh state of the Union with this printable that includes a timeline quiz (with answer key) and research prompts, along with map work.
May 23, 1788: Celebrate with us the anniversary of South Carolina becoming a state with this printable that includes a timeline quiz (with answer key) and research prompts, along with map work.
August 9, 1788: Adoniram Judson was born. Celebrate with a special printable board game, complete with 97 quiz questions about this famous missionary’s life.
September 15, 1789: Birthday of James Fenimore Cooper. Enjoy this timeline worksheet and notebooking page printable and free copywork printable.
September 25, 1789: Congress proposes the Bill of Rights. See how much you know about this founding document with our Bill of Rights quiz.
November 21, 1789: North Carolina becomes a state. Try a little bit of geography work and then test your knowledge of North Carolina history with a North Carolina timeline.
May 29, 1790: Rhode Island becomes a state. Test your knowledge of Rhode Island state history today with this 7-page free printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz, and research prompts.
March 4, 1791: Celebrate the date when Vermont joined the Union. Have fun testing your knowledge of this great state with this printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.
August 28, 1792: Captain Vancouver and Captain Quadra met at Nootka Sound, British Columbia, to settle the conflicting claims the empires of Britain and Spain had to the Pacific coast. Let’s commemorate the day with a special writing prompt.
October 13, 1792: Cornerstone of the White House was laid. See how much you know about the White House today with our White House trivia worksheet.
1793: The Long Walk (Mercersburg, PA) Emily’s job is to worry about her younger sister Ruth. But when a storm catches them in the woods, will she find a way to trust God to rescue both of them? Enjoy the story, coloring sheet, and trees of PA word search.
1793: Lena’s Feast (Mercersburg, PA) How will 12-year-old Lena ever prepare the end of starvation feast by herself, with a sick mother and a baby sister to care for? Read the story and try 2 worksheets-Favorite Feast Foods and Menu Match.
August 27, 1793: The city we now know as Toronto, Ontario, was officially named York. Let’s create some art to welcome people to the city.
June 1, 1794: Battle of the Glorious First of June is fought during the French Revolution. Learn more about France and the Palace of Versailles, then try a challenge of your own.
July 15, 1799: Rosetta Stone is discovered in Egypt. Try some translation work of your own with this chemical compounds translation worksheet.
September 23, 1800: Birthday of William H. McGuffey. Come celebrate with this McGuffey Reader copywork.
March 1, 1803: Ohio becomes a state. Test your knowledge of Ohio state history today with this 7-page free printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz, and research prompts.
May 25, 1803: Ralph Waldo Emerson is born. Learn more about the author and his works with this notebooking page and timeline worksheet plus copywork.
January 14, 1806: Birthday of Matthew Fontaine Maury, a pioneer in the science of oceanography. Enjoy “Lighting Up the Dark,” the story set in the modern day of a lantern fish named Rosa who is tired of shining her light–until she meets someone who lives in the dark OR try our science worksheet all about oceanography!
March 6, 1806: Elizabeth Barrett Browning is born. Enjoy a free poem fill-in from one of her most famous sonnets.
December 17, 1807: John Greenleaf Whittier is born. Learn more about the author and his works with this notebooking page and timeline worksheet plus copywork.
January 4, 1809: Birthday of Louis Braille, inventor of the Braille alphabet. Try this worksheet about the Braille alphabet and see if you can decode the passage shared.
January 19, 1809: Edgar Allan Poe is born. Learn more about the author and his works with this notebooking page and timeline worksheet plus grab some free Edgar Allan Poe copywork.
February 15, 1809: Cyrus McCormick is born. Witness the first successful test of his mechanical reaper through the eyes of a little mouse named McCormick in today’s short story, “McCormick Mouse.”
November 7, 1811: Battle of Tippecanoe is fought. How much do you know about this key battle of the War of 1812? Find out and try some Indiana state map work, too.
February 7, 1812: Charles Dickens is born. Have fun with two Dickens-themed literary trivia puzzles!
April 30, 1812: Today we celebrate the anniversary of Louisiana’s statehood. Check out this printable worksheet that includes a timeline (with answer key), research questions, and a map.
August 19, 1812: the USS Constitution defeated the HMS Guerriere during the War of 1812. We’ll learn more about the battle and try a word search all about terms referring to ship parts.
January 8, 1815: Today marks the date when General Jackson’s troops win the Battle of New Orleans. Check out this printable to see what you know about the last major battle of the War of 1812.
December 11, 1816: Celebrate the date when Indiana joined the Union with this fun printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.
December 10, 1817: How much do you know about Mississippi history? Test your knowledge with this printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.
December 3, 1818: Illinois becomes a state. Try this Illinois state history printable.
December 13, 1818: Celebrate the birthday of First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln and learn about her life.
December 14, 1819: Celebrate the date when Alabama joined the Union with this fun printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.
March 15, 1820: Maine becomes the 23rd state to join the Union. It’s history goes back much further than that, though. How much do you know about this state’s history and the people who settled it? Test your knowledge with today’s Maine history timeline worksheet!
August 10, 1821: Missouri becomes a state. Test your knowledge of Missouri state history today with this 7-page free printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz, and research prompts.
1825: Fearless Fillmore (Mercersburg, PA) What happens when you combine one scared little raccoon, an 1825 farmstead, and a shiny silver dollar? Come along and see for yourself! Read the story, enjoy the printable activity pack, or listen to the audio story for kids.
1825: Eliab’s Tale (Mercersburg, PA) Grandfather’s house. The perfect refuge. Grandfather says there is someplace even better. But where could it be? Enjoy the story plus two worksheets-Favorite Shelter and Scramble for Shelter.
October 26, 1825: Erie Canal opens. Try our fun Weigh-In at the Weighlock printable game!
February 8, 1828: Jules Verne was born in Nantes, France. His passion for science and fiction led him to create many futuristic science fiction settings that eventually proved far more plausible than most expected. Today’s worksheet looks at a number of the science-related predictions he made and asks you to choose whether they are true or false.
August 25, 1828: Explorer Allan Cunningham discovers Cunningham’s Gap, a crucial link from the agricultural area of Darling Downs in Queensland, Australia, to the coast. See what you can discover in today’s word puzzle.
September 8, 1828: Born in Maine on September 8, 1828, Joshua Chamberlain served in the Union Army in the Civil War and was present for the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Check out this copywork from his book The Passing of the Armies.
April 10, 1829: William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, is born. Enjoy a story of how John finds more than he expected when he goes out looking for work in 1800s England.
February 26, 1829: Levi Strauss’ birthday. Learn why jeans were invented and meet a little boy who got a pair of this new kind of pants for the first time in a fictional short story.
October 5, 1829: Chester A. Arthur is born. Along with being the 21st President of the United States, Chester A. Arthur was also a lawyer who fought against discrimination, the focus of today’s writing prompt.
September 3, 1833: Benjamin H. Day revolutionizes the way Americans read the news when he launched theNew York Sun and employed newspaper boys to sell it for a penny a paper. Read the historical short story “Spread the Word” and discover one newspaper’s boy real reason for selling the paper.
November 23, 1835: The horseshoe manufacturing machine was patented by Henry Burden. See who will win the Race to the Barn board game!
November 30, 1835: Samuel Langhorne Clemens a/k/a Mark Twain was born. Check out our Mark Twain notebooking page, fill-in timeline worksheet, and copywork excerpts.
1836: Josiah’s Sudden Stop in Boalsburg (Boalsburg, PA) One boy. An injured father. An overturned stagecoach. Will Josiah find anyone in 1836 Boalsburg who can help? Read the story and enjoy two worksheets-Coloring Page and Centre County, Pennsylvania, Word Search.
January 10, 1836: Charles Ingalls, father of Laura Ingalls Wilder, is born. Enjoy some life on the prairie coloring sheets!
January 26, 1837: Have fun testing your knowledge of the history of Michigan with this printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.
March 4, 1837: The charter for the city of Chicago, Illinois, was enacted, incorporating the city. Today’s short story read aloud is about a little girl on her way to the great city in its early days who didn’t know what she’d find or why she and her family needed to move there, away from Grandma and Grandpa.
June 22, 1837: Chess master Paul Morphy is born. Try your hand at designing your own chess set.
August 18, 1838: The Wilkes Expedition weighs anchor at Hampton Roads. Come try our word scramble worksheet and discover some of the Native American tribes of the Pacific Northwest, one of the many places Charles Wilkes would explore during his lifetime.
January 28, 1841: Henry Morton Stanley is born. Come enjoy a story of a teen who traveled to Tanzania hoping to find one thing but who discovered something she was not expecting.
January 29, 1843: William McKinley, who would become the 25th President of the United States, is born in Niles, Ohio. Try this Presidential copywork, a famous quote by William McKinley in print, cursive, and manuscript styles.
November 13, 1843: Mount Rainier, an active volcano in the state of Washington, erupted on this day in 1843.
March 3, 1845: Have fun testing your knowledge of the history of Florida with this printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.
December 29, 1845: How much do you know about Texas history? Test your knowledge with this printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.
December 28, 1846: Today, Iowa became the twenty-ninth state in the Union. Have fun testing your knowledge of Iowa history with this printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.
February 11, 1847: Thomas Alva Edison was born. Enjoy the free ebook The Story of Energy.
January 24, 1848: Gold was discovered at Sutter’s Mill in California. Just how valuable was gold in 1848? Try this fun math worksheet and find out!
February 2, 1848: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed, officially ended the Mexican-American War. But how much do you know about why the war was fought or the men who fought in it? That’s what this worksheet about the men of the Mexican-American War is all about.
February 18, 1848: Louis Comfort Tiffany is born. Try this Tiffany and iridescence experiment for older students.
January 23, 1849: Courage can be found in the most unlikely places, even when reading to children at the library, when reading the story of a courageous woman like Elizabeth Blackwell. Join Amy as she faces her fears in today’s short story for kids.
September 9, 1850: California becomes a state. Test your knowledge of California state history today with this 7-page free printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz, and research prompts.
May 1, 1851: The Great Exhibition in London in 1851 drew people from all around the world, both representing their country’s goods on display and exploring all that was new in the world. How would you organize an exhibition today? Write about it after learning a little more about the Great Exhibition.
December 12, 1851: Poinsettia Day. Poinsettia Day honors the death anniversary of Dr. Joel Roberts Poinsett, the American diplomat who introduced the poinsettia to the United States. Try this free handwriting practice printable about Dr. Poinsett.
December 24, 1851: Fire at the Library of Congress destroys thousands of volumes. Learn about the Library of Congress and memorize God’s Word, the only Word that endures forever, with Scripture copywork.
1853: Chef George Crum invents the potato chip. See how much you know about other inventions with our Invention Timeline Matching Worksheet.
September 15, 1857: future President of the United States, William H. Taft, is born. Enjoy some fun Presidential Copywork of a few of the 27th President’s quotations.
May 11, 1858: Today we celebrate the anniversary of Minnesota’s statehood. Check out this printable worksheet that includes a timeline (with answer key), research questions, and a map.
June 16, 1858: Abraham Lincoln delivers his “House Divided” speech. Our Abraham Lincoln copywork is an excerpt of the speech in three handwriting styles.
June 29, 1858: George Washington Goethals, the engineer responsible for the completion of the Panama Canal, was born. We’re going to celebrate with a packet of notebooking pages all about important waterways.
February 14, 1859: Oregon becomes a state. Test your knowledge of Oregon state history today with this 7-page free printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz, and research prompts.
May 30, 1859: Big Ben rings out in London, England, for the first time. See how much you know about British history by matching the British monarch to the events of his/her reign.
April 3, 1860: Today we celebrate the anniversary of the first successful run of the Pony Express. Our short story concerns how Russ deals with the loss he feels when his father sells his favorite horse to the Pony Express.
December 20, 1860: South Carolina becomes the first state to withdraw from the U.S. Learn more about the state’s secession with this state history printable.
November 6, 1861: Celebrate the birthday of James Naismith, the creator of the game of basketball.
September 11, 1862: American author William S. Porter (O. Henry) is born. Contrary to the title of today’s copywork poem “Nothing to Say,” William S. Porter proved he had much to say that forever changed American literature. Enjoy today’s poetry copywork in print, cursive, or manuscript formats.
November 19, 1862: The birthday of baseball player and evangelist Billy Sunday. Enjoy this selection of Isaiah 6:8-9a Copywork in print, manuscript, and cursive).
April 22, 1864: U.S. coins begin to be stamped with “In God We Trust.” Today’s story for older students reminds us how God is the One to trust in all things, even when things do not seem to be going well.
October 10, 1864: Go in-depth about the Quebec Conference, a forum for discussing the possibility of the establishment of the Dominion of Canada. My notebooking pages touch on the basics while also allowing students to go deeper into the study of the beginnings of this great nation.
October 31, 1864: Nevada becomes the 36th state to join the United States. Test your knowledge of Nevada then and now with a geography and true/false worksheet.
March 1, 1867: Nebraska becomes the 37th state to join the Union. How much do you know about this state’s history? Test your knowledge with today’s Nebraska history timeline worksheet!
March 29, 1867: Denton True Young, remembered by baseball fans as Cy Young, was born this day. Enjoy some baseball-themed writing prompts and notebooking pages to celebrate!
April 12, 1867: Samuel Zwemer, missionary to Arabia and founder of the Arabian Mission, is born. Try this set of fill-in and map activities.
June 17, 1867: Learn more about the life of Australian poet Henry Lawson and enjoy this copywork.
July 1, 1867: Four provinces of Canada joined together in a federation and became a dominion of Great Britain. Originally known as “Dominion Day,” July 1 became known as “Canada Day” after Canada was declared an independent nation in 1982. Try your hand at this Canadian Capitals Matching Worksheet.
October 18, 1867: Rule over Alaska transferred from Russia to the United States. Learn more about Alaska and other historic events that have taken place in 1867 with this timeline worksheet.
June 23, 1868: Christopher Latham Sholes is granted a patent for a typewriter. Have some fun with this Typewriter Decoding Printable.
August 30, 1871: Today, we celebrate the birthday of the physicist, Ernest Rutherford. Try your hand at this worksheet dealing with the periodic table of elements.
October 8, 1871: Peshtigo forest fire devastates portions of Wisconsin on the same day the Great Chicago Fire breaks out. Use this compare/contrast writing assignment to learn more about both historic fires.
November 10, 1871: Henry Morton Stanley “discovered” David Livingstone, who had been lost to the outside world with little word for years. Come test your knowledge of the time period with our short, fun quiz.
January 31, 1872: What does a day of job shadowing a dentist, guacamole dip and corn chips, and an old movie have to do with the birthday of Zane Grey? Find out when you join us for “Nelson’s Wild Western,” today’s short story for kids!
April 8, 1872: Celebrate the birthday of O. Raymond Knight, “Father of the Canadian Rodeo,” with today’s story about Chester, a little horse that gets lost and finds he can trust God to take care of him, just like his mom promised.
August 22, 1872: The Northern and Southern sections of the Overland Telegraph Line are connected, uniting the Australian continent. We’re going to explore the vegetation of this vast continent with a word find.
May 23, 1873: The North-West Mounted Police, the forerunner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, is established by the Canadian Parliament. In this worksheet, you’ll get to meet Renee. She has wanted to ride a horse on patrol with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for her entire life! It’s all she’s ever wanted to do. But, she has a problem. She just discovered that she’s allergic to horses! How will she ever join the Royal Canadian Mounted Police now? Learn more about the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with today’s worksheet.
June 18, 1873: Susan B. Anthony is fined $100 for voting. Try our Women’s Suffrage quiz to see if you know when women won the right to vote in countries around the world.
August 30, 1873: The archipelago of Franz Josef Land in the Arctic Ocean is discovered by Austrian explorers Julius von Payer and Karl Weyprecht. But what exactly isan archipelago? Have some fun solving your first case at a detective agency by learning about archipelagos and finding some on a map with our archipelagos geography worksheet.
1874: Boundary between Bolivia and Chile is fixed at 24° latitude. Have fun with these Bolivia and Chile flag coloring sheets.
June 8, 1874: Cochise, chief of the Chiricahua Apache, died. Test your knowledge of Native American leaders with a matching worksheet.
August 10, 1874: Herbert Hoover, future 31st President of the United States, is born. Enjoy this excerpt from one of his speeches with Presidential copywork.
November 27, 1874: Birthday of Chiam Weizmann, Israeli statesman who had an important role in the Balfour Declaration. Test your knowledge of Israeli history with this Israeli History Timeline Worksheet.
September 1, 1875: Birthday of Edgar Rice Burroughs. Explore his life and the geography of Africa with this literary fill-in and geography worksheet.
August 1, 1876: Celebrate with us the anniversary of Colorado becoming a state with this printable that includes a timeline quiz (with answer key) and research prompts, along with map work.
August 10, 1876: Today, we remember the date when the world’s first long distance phone call was made. I’ve created a writing prompt worksheet to remember this occasion.
September 5, 1877: The legendary Sioux warrior Crazy Horse dies on this day. Let’s remember this Native American chief with copywork of a few of his famous quotes.
October 21, 1877: Bacteriologist Oswald Avery was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Take a look at the ways God designed you to be you.
June 12, 1878: William Cullen Bryant passed away after spending much of his life in various literary pursuits. Enjoy this 87-page copywork printable and a timeline quiz with notebooking page.
October 15, 1878: Today, we remember the date when the Edison Electric Light Company began its operations. Enjoy this research prompt comparing DC current with AC current and the history of inventions.
1879: James Ritty invented the first cash register. Test your invention trivia knowledge with this Invention Timeline Matching Printable.
September 7, 1880: A patent is granted to George Ligowsky for a device that threw clay pigeons for trapshooters. Take aim at this geography speed drill and see how quickly you can match the states to their capitals.
February 12, 1881: Anna Pavlova, one of the most talented and artistic ballerinas the world has ever known, was born in St. Petersburg, Russia. Each one of us has been given something that is uniquely ours to do. Will we do it? That is the question faced by Robin in today’s short story.
January 18, 1882: What could Candy give her parents for their anniversary that was special enough to show them how much she cares but won’t cost any money? And what does a book about a bear named Winnie the Pooh have to do with it? Find out as you read “Candy’s Gift,” today’s short story for kids.
June 16, 1884: “The Switchback” roller coaster opens at Coney Island in Brooklyn, New York. It was the first time the public paid to ride a car along a wooden track at an amusement park. Have fun with the Ride the Roller Coasters Printable Board Game.
July 3, 1884: Dow Jones and Company publish their first stock average. Have fun with today’s Math and Stock Market Worksheet.
October 11, 1884: Today, we celebrate the birthday of Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of the 32nd president of the United States. Check out this timeline of the life of an amazing woman.
November 4, 1884: Grover Cleveland elected the 22nd President of the United States. He would later also be elected the 24th President, becoming the only person to serve as President in two discontinuous terms. Enjoy this Presidential Copywork, a quote by Grover Cleveland.
February 21, 1885: Washington Monument is dedicated. Enjoy “The Unfinished Work,” a read-aloud short story about foundations and the future.
March 27, 1886: Architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe was born in Germany. We have a lapbook and a short story today. Our short story read aloud allows us to eavesdrop on a fictional conversation between Ludwig and one of the teachers at his school. The Who Built It? lapbook gives us the opportunity to study and learn more about famous buildings from 14 different cities around the world.
December 9, 1886: Birthday of American industrialist Clarence Birdseye who invented a new way to freeze food. Enjoy this Fun Freezer Activity.
June 3, 1888: The poem “Casey at the Bat” by Ernest Lawrence Thayer is published for the first time. Enjoy today’s poetry copywork-“Casey at the Bat” in three handwriting styles.
June 28, 1888: Robert Louis Stevenson sets sail for the South Seas with his family. Enjoy copywork of his children’s poem “The Land of Story-Books.”
May 6, 1889: The Eiffel Tower was officially opened to the public. Enjoy a short story read aloud that helps us imagine what one young boy may have expected the Eiffel Tower to be.
September 3, 1889: Sundar Singh was born on September 3, 1889. Learn more about Sundar Singh in our ten-part story about his life.
November 2, 1889: Celebrate the statehood of North Dakota with map work, a history timeline, and research prompts for more in-depth research.
November 8, 1889: On this day in 1889, Montana became a state. Enjoy this printable that helps you learn more about this fascinating state.
November 11, 1889: Celebrate the anniversary of Washington joining the Union with this history printable that includes timelines, map work, and extra research for further study.
January 25, 1890: Nellie Bly (pen name of Elizabeth Cochrane Seaman) arrives back in NJ from a trip around the world in an attempt to break Jules Verne’s imaginary hero’s record of around the world in 80 days. In her account of her trip she tells of the time her ship landed in Port Said, Egypt. A throng of boys with burros greeted the passengers. Our short story, Gamal’s Burro, is a snapshot of what might have happened to one of those boys.
July 10, 1890: Wyoming becomes the 44th state. See if you can put these facts from Wyoming’s history in order with our Wyoming History Timeline.
April 14, 1891: Celebrate the birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian constitution. Try writing a letter to a fictional person in India. Share your thoughts with her as you write.
May 17, 1893: Celebrate with us the birthday of inventor Frederick McKinley Jones. His fascinating contributions to society through his inventions can be explored as you complete this research worksheet.
September 19, 1893: New Zealand was the first country to give women the right to vote. Try our worksheet to see how many acts passed in New Zealand you can match with the year they were enacted.
October 7, 1894: Oliver Wendell Holmes passed away. Learn more about this author, doctor, and friend with our American Authors notebooking and timeline worksheet pack plus some free copywork.
February 6, 1895: George Herman “Babe” Ruth was born. The world has only ever seen one Babe Ruth, just as they will only ever see one of you. Join Kevin in a short story today as he learns that lesson in an unexpected way.
September 18, 1895: John G. Diefenbaker, Canadian lawyer, statesman, and Prime Minister, was born on September 18, 1895. Learn more about John Diefenbaker, then try our worksheet to see what you know about when the various prime ministers of Canada served.
August 17, 1896: Gold! George Carmack staked a claim after striking gold in the Klondike. Try our math worksheet and translate ounces of gold into dollars.
February 15, 1898: the United States battleship, the USS Maine, exploded while it was in Havana Harbor. This event was instrumental in involving the United States in the Spanish-American War. Our worksheet today tests our knowledge of William McKinley, President of the United States at the time.
June 13, 1898: Commons passes the Yukon Territory Act, creating the territory. Have fun with the Animals of the Yukon word search.
July 22, 1898: Birthday of Alexander Calder. Have fun with some craft and science projects for multiple ages.
August 13, 1898: Today, we remember the date during the Spanish-American War when American forces captured Manila. Try your hand at a word search to see how many cities of the Philippines you can find.
November 29, 1898: C. S. Lewis is born. See if you can unscramble the titles of ten of his famous works.
June 20, 1900: The Boxer Rebellion began in China. Learn more about this important time in history and discover what else was going on in world events at the same time.
July 9, 1900: The Commonwealth of Australia was formed. Try your hand at matching these capital cities with the right Australian state or territory.
May 9, 1901: Australia opened its first Parliament. This short story for teens demonstrates what one person learned about works in progress.
June 11, 1901: New Zealand annexed the Cook Islands. Try this Cook Islands Word Scramble and identify the names of the islands.
December 17, 1901: Isobel Kuhn, future missionary to China, is born. Learn more about her life and the people she served with this free missions unit study.
January 9, 1903: What is the difference between speaking a language and understanding it? That’s the mystery Mike faces as he tries to understand why his older brother has worked so hard to learn an aboriginal language ever since they moved to Australia. Find the answer in today’s short story for kids.
March 7, 1903: Today we celebrate the birthday of Lawrence Welk, who brought a very special kind of music to many people. Enjoy today’s printable that shows just how difficult it can be to learn to sing or play music well.
June 25, 1903: Eric Arthur Blair, the British author known as George Orwell, was born. Orwell wrote many books on various subjects during his career. The inequities he saw troubled him and fueled him to write about social injustice. But what is social injustice and how can we share the concept with children? How can we help them find ways to combat it? Today’s writing worksheet takes a look at those questions.
September 22, 1903: Italo Marchiony of New York applied for a patent for a machine that made ice cream cups (which were the forerunners of the modern ice cream cone). Have fun unscrambling some of our favorite flavors with this Ice Cream Flavor Scramble!
November 24, 1903: Clyde J. Coleman received a patent for an electric self-starter for an automobile. Today, try your hand at the scrambled automobile-related words on the worksheet and see if you can figure out what they are supposed to be.
1904: Andrew Carnegie establishes the Hero Fund. Take a moment to say thank you to a hero in your life and download this free Carnegie copywork and hero thank you card.
February 1, 1904: Morse Code distress signal “CQD” is established. Journey to China in 1905, when a Morse Code signal of another kind tells of an attack on a Christian mission. Witness the events of that day through the eyes of two frightened sisters in this short story for older students.
March 2, 1904: Theodor Seuss Geisel, a/k/a Dr. Seuss, was born. Celebrate his birthday with some fun circus birthday party placemats and fish matching game.
August 4, 1906: The Central Railway in Sydney, Australia, opened. We’re going to take a train ride of our own through a few of the key dates in Sydney’s history and make a fun Train Timeline as we go!
April 16, 1908: Celebrate the anniversary of the establishment of the Utah Natural Bridges National Monument! Today’s short story, through the eyes of a 4-year-old, reminds us how God has put so much beauty into the world and even given us our own Bridge to him by sending Jesus to be our Savior.
November 8, 1908: Pioneering female war correspondent Martha Gellhorn is born. Today’s writing worksheet is a writing prompt for older students.
May 13, 1909: The first Giro d’Italia was held in Italy. Enjoy this special short story read aloud that shows how God can use our abilities in unexpected ways.
August 20, 1910: The Great Fire of 1910, one of the most terrible wildfires in United States history, began. We’ll study emergency preparedness today and review what we learn with a crossword puzzle.
May 31, 1911: The hull of the RMS Titanic is launched. This writing printable will help you write a Titanic acrostic, brainstorm a list of words, and write a story about theTitanic.
January 6, 1912: Celebrate the date when New Mexico became a state with this printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.
February 14, 1912: Arizona becomes a state. Test your knowledge of Arizona state history today with this 7-page free printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz, and research prompts.
March 6, 1912: Today we remember the date when Oreo cookies were first sold in grocery stores. Enjoy this printable that challenges us to find differences in pictures that look very much alike-just like the two halves of an Oreo cookie!
February 4, 1913: Rosa Parks’ birthday. Help little ones celebrate their God-given uniqueness with a fun short story and printable.
June 7, 1913: The first successful ascent of Mt. McKinley is made. Try a mountain ranges word search!
January 14, 1914: See how the assembly line introduced today by Henry Ford changed the industrial world, then try some assembly line work in your own home.
April 24, 1915: Today is the day set aside to remember the Armenian victims of the genocide that occurred as a result of the Ottoman Empire’s actions against the Armenian people in 1915, during World War I. The story, “Helping Hearts,” follows Camilla as she tries to understand why her father, who is in the military, cannot be home for her birthday.
August 25, 1916: Today, we celebrate the birthday of the National Park Service! Try your hand at locating the states where each of 50 entries of areas overseen by the National Park Service are located.
November 22, 1917: The date of the official formation of the National Hockey League (NHL) in Montreal, Canada. Try this Wins, Losses, and Differences Graphing Practice worksheet.
December 11, 1918: Birthday of Russian author and historian Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. Try this Russian timeline printable and see if you can match the right event with the right year.
February 13, 1919: Football coach Eddie Robinson was born. He coached the Grambling State football team from 1941 until 1997, fought segregation, and is remembered for always giving his best, no matter what. It’s an inspiration both Ed and Mark learn from in today’s short story, Three Out of Five.
February 26, 1919: The Grand Canyon became the seventeenth National Park in the United States. Explore the Canyon today through three creative writing prompts that will challenge you to see the Grand Canyon through different eyes.
May 15, 1919: The Winnipeg General Strike in Manitoba, Canada, began. While the strike in Manitoba did not deal with the issue of child labor, we’re going to take this opportunity to talk about the problem of child labor we face today. *This worksheet is designed for older children only; parents are encouraged to preview the worksheet first before sharing it with your children.
July 20, 1919: Sir Edmund Hillary was born July 20, 1919, in Auckland, New Zealand. In 1953, he and Tenzing Norgay, a Sherpa guide, became the first men ever recorded to reach the top of Mt. Everest. Let’s try a mountain-shaped word puzzle, Meet the Sherpa, and see if we can learn about them and how we can pray for them.
April 25, 1920: Today is recognized as ANZAC Day. It originally commemorated the landing of Australian and New Zealander troops at the Gallipoli Peninsula during World War I. It has come to be a day to honor all veterans, living and dead, along with currently serving military personnel for their sacrifices in order to serve their country. Today’s story follows Camilla as she tries to understand why her father, who is in the military, cannot be home for her birthday.
December 30, 1922: U.S.S.R. is formed. Test your knowledge of fifteen of the Soviet Socialist Republics that are now independent nations with a word scramble worksheet.
July 14, 1923: Rene Favaloro, the Argentinian cardiac surgeon who created the technique for coronary bypass surgery, was born. Enjoy a word search of some of human heart terminology in his honor.
December 24, 1923: Celebrate the lighting of the first national Christmas tree by decorating your own tree or use the notebooking page to write the speech you would give as president if you were lighting the national Christmas tree.
September 28, 1924: Two U.S. Army planes completed the first around-the-world flight in 175 days. Race a partner to finish this geography worksheet.
August 26, 1925: Millicent Preston-Stanley, the first woman elected to the New South Wales Parliament of Australia, delivers her first speech. Try this Biblical firsts quiz.
May 31, 1927: The last Model T Ford was manufactured. Enjoy this short story read aloud, written from the viewpoint of an old Model T headlight.
May 16, 1929: The first Academy Awards are given in Hollywood, California. Have fun awarding your own awards to the movies you, your family, and your friends choose and practice taking a survey. A printable for younger kids and older kids are both provided.
1930: Ruth Wakefield invents the chocolate chip cookie. Try your hand at the Missing Chocolate Chip Cookies Spelling Worksheet.
March 19, 1932: Today we remember the date the Sydney Harbor Bridge in Australia opened. Come along with Noelle in our story and learn the lesson that she learns about the only Bridge that truly matters.
March 12, 1933: Newly elected President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivers his first fireside chat. Learn more about the reasons behind this chat and enjoy a copywork excerpt from it.
July 22, 1933: Wiley Post became the first person to fly solo around the world. We’re going to take our own flight around the world with today’s worksheet and take some notes about what we see with our Trip Around the World Geography printable!
July 30, 1935: Penguin published its first paperback, ushering in the modern paperback revolution. Use our How to Write A Story checklist to help your students write a story of their own.
We owe the invention of the modern shopping cart to Sylvan Goldman, the owner of a chain of grocery stores. He first had the idea in 1936 and put it into use in 1937. Have you ever daydreamed about what it would be like to win a shopping spree? I know I have! Try this Fill the Shopping Cart printable game and snatch a lesson in serving others at the same time.
September 4, 1937: Dawn Fraser was born on September 4, 1937. She became an Olympic swimmer who competed for Australia. Learn more about Dawn Fraser and take our Olympic Trivia quiz when you download this free worksheet.
June 1, 1938: Superman made his first appearance. It was in DC Action Comics Series #1. Superman has always been my favorite superhero. I think in part it is because there are things about Superman that remind me of Jesus. Take a look at today’s worksheet, Jesus: The Ultimate Superhero, and see what I mean.
July 31, 1938: The ancient city of Persepolis has a past that stretches back to the days of Darius I, Xerxes, Artaxerxes III, and Alexander the Great. Its history winds through the days of the rulers of the Persian, Elamite, Babylonian, Median, Seleucid, and Sasanian kingdoms. We’re going to consider the collage of stories its history represents and then create a collage of our own with an Ancient City of Persepolis Collage project.
August 4, 1938: the ice cream that would become the trademark of Dairy Queen was served for the first time. We’re going to celebrate today with a roundup of activities and recipes all about ice cream!
April 11, 1940: We are celebrating the day the act granting women in Quebec the right to vote was passed. What do you know about when women around the world received the right to vote? Try our worksheet and see if you know the years that eighteen different countries granted women’s suffrage.
November 18, 1940: The birthday of Sultan Qaboos bin Said, now celebrated as a national holiday in Oman. Try this fact-finding activity sheet about Oman.
March 19, 1941: The Tuskegee Airmen started their training for active duty in World War II. Today’s story finds a boy trying to figure out if all jobs are important in “On the Ground and In the Air.”
June 6, 1944: The invasion of the beaches of Normandy, France, begins. We have two printable activities-a map activity and a quiz about famous people and places of World War II.
March 27, 1945: Myanmar (Burma) Resistance Day celebrates the day Burma joined the Allies in World War II. Learn a little bit more about the land and its people with this Burma drawing and writing activity.
April 29, 1945: Celebrate the introduction of the Peace Rose in California on this date. After reading about the Peace Rose in our printable, try your hand at writing your own essay.
May 8, 1945: America and Britain celebrate V-E Day, the day commemorating the end of World War II in Europe. See if you can locate key cities from the war in Europeon this printable map.
August 14, 1945: Today, we remember the date when Japan surrendered in World War II. Try this matching exercise about Japan in World War II.
October 24, 1945: To remember the founding of the United Nations we’re going to look for the names of 100 nations from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe in our challenging word search.
November 20, 1945: Nuremberg war crimes trials begin. Today’s writing prompts are for older students only.
March 29, 1947: Madagascar Commemoration Day, honoring those who fell in a 1947 rebellion against the French. Try some notebooking questions about the baobab trees and leaping lemurs of Madagascar!
1948: Kevin Tuohy invented the first plastic corneal contact lens. See how sharp your eyes are with this Parts of the Eye Word Search.
September 30, 1949: The Berlin Airlift ended after more than 200,000 flights and more than 2 million tons of food and other supplies had been provided to West Berlin. Check out this printable to help you understand the condition of Germany at that time in history.
October 1, 1949: People’s Republic of China is established. See what you know about this time in China’s history with our history worksheet.
June 2, 1953: Celebrate the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II and test your knowledge of British history with today’s monarch puzzle.
April 15, 1955: Celebrate with us the anniversary of the opening of the first McDonald’s. Today’s story tells how Ben finds out that every job is important if we do it for the right reason.
August 12, 1955: The U.S. minimum wage is raised to $1.00. Try these word problems and math copywork.
March 20, 1956: Tunisians have struggled for freedom many times throughout their history. Independence from France came on March 20, 1956. Today’s story is set during a different fight for freedom that became known as the Arab Spring.
April 24, 1957: On April 24, 1957, the Suez Canal was re-opened to shipping. Today’s printable challenges you to find pairs of symbols relating to Jesus and the Suez Canal.
October 4, 1957: Sputnik I is launched by the Soviet Union. Learn more about the space race with these 5 notebooking pages and research prompts.
January 3, 1959: How much do you know about Alaska history? Test your knowledge with this printable that includes geography, a timeline quiz (with answer key), and research prompts.
August 21, 1959: Hawaii becomes the 50th state to join the Union. See if you can correctly identify the states the pictures in our scenery match-up were taken in.
August 7, 1960: Cote D’Ivoire National Day celebrating independence from France. Try our True/False quiz about Cote D’Ivoire and see how well you know this African nation and the geography of Africa.
September 13, 1960: Haleakala National Park is established. Plan a Hawaiian luau with our luau worksheet!
October 19, 1960: Martin Luther King, Jr. is arrested for refusing to leave a lunch counter. Learn more about this influential leader by creating a timeline of events from his life.
January 1, 1961: Russia introduces a new ruble. Try your hand at this world currency match-up and see which currency types you can match to the country that uses them.
May 27, 1961: President Kennedy announced the goal of the United States to reach the moon. To celebrate, we’re going to play Race to Space! This fun printable game can be played by two players. Just print, play, and enjoy!
August 26, 1961: The International Hockey Hall of Fame opens in Toronto. Let’s have fun with a hockey-themed free math printable!
February 20, 1962: John Glenn orbits the Earth in Friendship 7. See how much you know about famous astronauts with this free crossword puzzle.
May 15, 1963: Peace Officer Memorial Day was first commemorated. This short story for teens explores the true meaning of strength.
April 21, 1965: Hockey player Ed Belfour is born. Let’s take a closer look at the size of some key items in a hockey game such as the rink, the puck, the goal post, and more, and then put that knowledge to work with a fun worksheet all about proportions.
July 26, 1965: Maldives Independence Day. A small island nation south of India became free from Great Britain. But, how do you define independence? How do you define the freedom of religion? How do you define human rights? That’s what we’re going to explore today. Along the way we’ll learn ways to pray for the people of Maldives.
September 6, 1965: Defense of Pakistan Day, a national holiday commemorating the Indo-Pakistan War of 1965. Create a timeline of Asian history with a timeline worksheet of Pakistan.
October 28, 1965: Celebrate the anniversary of the tallest man-made national monument, the Gateway Arch in St. Louis, Missouri, with our timeline worksheet. Fill in the events that occurred on specific dates as you remember the history represented by this monument.
October 18, 1967: Today, we remember the date when the animated movie, The Jungle Book, was released by Walt Disney. Try this copywork about animals from the original books.
October 2, 1968: North Cascades National Park was established by Congress. Try to find the 75 different species of mammals that call the park home in this mega-word search.
April 13, 1970: Today we remember the day an explosion aboard Apollo 13 caused a dangerous situation for the astronauts aboard the vessel. Read our short story about a girl who finds out about Someone who can scrub our hearts clean while she is trying to understand why the astronauts need the air they breathe scrubbed clean.
March 26, 1971: Bangladesh Independence Day. Try your hand at matching the flags with the nations who held influence over Bangladesh prior to its independence.
December 2, 1971: The United Arab Emirates becomes an independent nation. Learn more about the U.A.E. with this special writing prompt.
April 1, 1973: Project Tiger was established with the goal of preserving a tiger population in India. It was launched from Corbett National Park and included nine tiger reserves. I hope you enjoy this board game called Racing Tigers!
December 28, 1973: Endangered Species Act is signed. See if you can find twenty-one of these species in this word search puzzle.
September 16, 1975: Papua New Guinea Independence Day, celebrating the date it the island nation gained its independence from Australia. We’re going to learn about the important role of missionary pilots in spreading the Gospel to very remote places and helping people find spiritual freedom as well!
May 8, 1976: The roller coaster Revolution opened. Read a short story that shows how God might have used this new ride in the life of a teen.
July 18, 1976: Nadia Comaneci scores the first perfect 10.0 in Olympic history. On today’s history worksheet, read more about Nadia’s life and career and then write about that moment and some of the other memorable moments of her life and career.
May 4, 1979: What do you know about the first female prime minister of Great Britain? Try our timeline worksheet about the life of Margaret Thatcher and learn about the life of this interesting woman.
February 22, 1980: The Miracle on Ice was a legendary Olympic hockey game between the United States team and the team from the Soviet Union. We’re going to celebrate unexpected turns in hockey in a slightly different way – through the story of Clem, a goalie who just didn’t think he had what it takes, until he found God had uniquely equipped him to do exactly what needed to be done.
July 6, 1981: Australian gymnast and Olympian Nicole Kantek is born. Have some fun with a balance beam printable with a history twist!
1982: Carolyn Doughty files a patent for Caller Id. Have you ever wondered what would happen if instead of telling you who is calling, your caller ID gave you the number in code so you had to do math to figure out the caller? The result might just look something like today’s Mysterious Math-Caller ID worksheet!
March 22, 1982: International Day of the Seal. Test your knowledge of these aquatic creatures with a seal-themed printable pack.
March 28, 1983: Today, NOAA 8, a Search and Rescue Satellite (SARSAT), was launched. Today’s story reminds us that we have Someone who is always willing to help when we ask.
June 18, 1983: Sally Ride became the first American woman in space! Learn more about this famous astronaut with a fill-in puzzle then try your hand at a special writing prompt.
February 23, 1984: Brunei gained its independence. Can you find Brunei on a map? Come learn more about this Asian nation and practice some math skills while you do with our How Small is Brunei? Math Worksheet.
March 20, 1985: Celebrate the day Libby Riddles became the first woman to win the Iditarod! Learn a little about this grueling race with today’s printable and then try our game, just for fun.
January 11, 1986: The Gateway Bridge, Brisbane, in Queensland, Australia is officially opened. Everyone in Brisbane is excited the new bridge is open–except Mary. How can she make her mom understand how scared she is of bridges? And why is her dad suddenly building one across the pond in their backyard? Find out in our short story for kids: All the Way Across.
July 14, 1987: Montreal, Canada, was hit by a series of thunderstorms that caused the Montreal Flood of 1987. Learn more about the weather with a weather terminology crossword puzzle.
December 15, 1989: an election ended the military dictatorship of General Augusto Pinochet in Chile. Try this printable quiz and see how much you know about this South American country.
March 11, 1990: Lithuania declared the restitution of its independence from the Soviet Union. Today’s story for older children is the fictional story of Dalia, a girl who feels less lovable than her brother at home and wonders if God feels the same way about her.
August 23, 1990: East and West Germany announce their upcoming reunification. Explore Germany with this geography worksheet and learn about the geography of East and West Germany.
January 16, 1991: Why does David’s dad have to be among the first to deploy? Why does his dad serve in the military at all? As David struggles with these questions at the beginning of the Gulf War in today’s short story for kids, he finds unexpected answers in the parable of the Good Samaritan.
September 9, 1991: Tajikistan gains independence from the Soviet Union. How much do you know about this Central Asian nation? Try today’s Tajikistan crossword puzzle and find out!
December 8, 1991: Uzbekistan Constitution Day. Trace the Silk Road through Uzbekistan with this map printable.
November 3, 1992: Today, voting began to establish the Canadian territory of Nunavut.
May 10, 1994: Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as South Africa’s first black president. Enjoy a short story read aloud that helps us see how living God’s Word can help us come together.
April 23, 1995: World Book and Copyright Day began. Have lots of fun finding how many books we can count in our house, learn about famous libraries, do some investigative work, and find out about copyright and intellectual property all with today’s worksheet.
June 21, 1996: National Aboriginal Day is first celebrated in Canada, celebrating the culture and heritage of the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Learn more about the Aboriginal people of Canada and consider how each of us are uniquely designed.
November 15, 1997: Remembering America Recycles Day helps you learn more about the benefits of recycling.
May 27, 1999: The first Canadian to board the International Space Station, Julie Payette, joins the shuttle mission. We’re going to practice math and geography skills, along with a little history, as we explore other historic long journeys and compare them to the journey of Julie Payette.
November 13, 2001: Kabul, Afghanistan, fell. Take a look at a chapter from Afghanistan’s past and meet the Nuristani people.
July 27, 2003: Much-loved comedian and entertainer Bob Hope dies. Our timeline worksheet is a pair of quizzes about his life and legacy.
February 29, 2004: Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King left its mark when it won 11 awards, including Best Picture. We’re going to have fun today with some Academy Awards trivia and a Lord of the Rings word search!
March 25, 2007: The United Nations declared March 25 a day of remembrance for victims of the slave trade on this day in 2007. Today’s story reminds us that slavery still exists around the world today. This story is intended for older children only.
April 25, 2007: Today we remember World Malaria Day. Find out more about malaria, the causes, and what you can do to help with today’s worksheets. There is one available for younger students and one available for older students.
April 5, 2009: Today is the anniversary of National Deep Dish Pizza Day! In today’s story you can follow the journey of Pepper the Pepperoni as he discovers what he was made for.
January 12, 2010: Today we remember the devastating earthquake that struck Haiti. The research prompt worksheet will help you learn more about earthquakes and how seriously the earthquake in Haiti actually impacted the country.
April 20, 2010: We’re going to search for some products and byproducts related to oil in today’s worksheet as we remember the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico.