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Calendar information and images courtesy of Scholastic International

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2 On this day in 1959, the USRR launched the satellite Luna 1. This satellite is still in orbit around the Sun.
3 J. R. R. Tolkien, author of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was born on this day in 1892.
4 Braille Day!

Worldwide awareness day marking the births of the language’s creator, Louis Braille, who was born in 1809.
5 Twelfth Night

This date closes the Twelve Days of Christmas and by today all festive decorations should have been taken down.
6 Epiphany

Christian feast day that commemorates Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist and also the visitation of the Magi (wise men).
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9 The United Nations Headquarters opened on this day in 1951 in New York.
10 The first part of the London UndergroundThe Metropolitan Railway – opened on this day in 1863.
11 2012 BETT Show
BETT is the world’s leading event for educational technology, runs from January 11 – 14. Discover the latest resources and hear from fellow educators who are using technology to improve teaching and learning.
12 The famous crime writer Agatha Christie died on this day in 1976.

Challenge your children to write their own crime story or take a look at the forsensic science game: “Whodunit
13 Saint Hilary’s Day!

The feast day of Saint Hilary is believed to be the coldest day of the year after a severe frost on this day in 1205.
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16 RSPB Big and Little School’s Birdwatch Event

Take part from today to January 30th.
17 On this day in 1912, famous explorer Robert Scott and his party arrive at the South Pole narrowly missing out on being the first one to reach it.
18 The creator of Winnie the Pooh, A. A. Milne was born on this day in 1882.
19 The French artist Paul Cézanne, was born on this day in 1839. Many examples of Cézanne’s work can be viewed at The Paul Cézanne – The Complete Works.
20 The first English Parliament was held by Simon De Montfort on this day in 1265, during the reign of King Henry III.
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23 Chinese New Year

The start of the Chinese Year of the Dragon, this is the biggest public holiday of the Chinese year lasting three days.
24 On this day in 1965, Sir Winston Churchill, former Prime Minister of England, died at the age of 90.
25 Burn’s Night

Burns suppers are held to celebrate the life and work of the Scottish poet, Robert Burns, born on this date in 1759. Find out more about this poet at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
26 Australia Day

The national day of Australia marks the date on which the First Fleet from Britain landed at Sydney Cove in 1788.
27 Holocaust Memorial Day

Today is a day to remember all those who lost their lives in genocide. Discover the story of the Kindertransport that carried thousands of Jewish children to safety .
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30 On this day in 1549, King Charles I of England was beheaded in Whitehall, in front of the Banqueting House. It was reported that he wore two shirts to prevent the cold weather causing shivers that the crowd may have mistaken for weakness or fear.
31 Bug Busting Day

Today is one of the three annual dates devoted to clearing up head lice!
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