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April 2 is the birthday of famous Danish storyteller Hans Christian Andersen. The International Board on Books for Youth chose this day to celebrate children's books around the world. Special events and celebrations are held on this day throughout the world. Each year a different National Section of IBBY has the opportunity to be the international sponsor of ICBD. It decides upon a theme and invites a prominent author from the host country to write a message to the children of the world and a well-known illustrator to design a poster.

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Calendar of Important Historical Events
This gives for each day of the month important events that have occurred in the history. The purpose of this compendium is to provide general information along with associated Images. The information has been compiled from various internet sites. Your comments/suggestions, and ideas on improvement are welcome.

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