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When I was in high school John Hersey’s Hiroshima was required reading. It still should be. https://tinyurl.com/y424kebd
This Japanese holiday originally honoured the Showa emperor Hirohito (born April 29th, 1901), who was Japan’s emperor from 1926 to 1989. Since his death it still constitutes a day off, but is not as widely celebrated as the other three national spring holidays that fall close together and make up Japan’s Golden Week.
December 25th is, of course, the day on which Christians celebrate Christmas, but December 25th is also the date on which some historic non-Christmas-related things happened. Challenge your kids to find at least three. Some possibilities: • Charlemagne was crowned Holy Roman Emperor on December 25th, 800. • William the Conqueror was crowned King of […]