Chases Calendar of Events

One of my favorite books is Chase’s Calendar of Events.  

I learned of this remarkable resource from my friend, Michelle Rathman, President of Impact Communications, who was the publicist for my first book, Princess Shayna’s Invisible Visible Gift.

In 1957, Brothers William D. Chase, a journalist and publisher from Michigan, and Harrison V. Chase, a university social scientist from Florida, founded Chase’s Calendar of Events.  

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Bill Chase had been a newspaper librarian and realized the need for a single source that referenced current and authoritative data about calendar dates and annual observances.

William and Harrison began researching and compiling events in 1957. The first 32 page edition of was published in 1958. Their 2,000 copies sold for $1.00 and contained 364 entries. Today, there are more than 12,000 entries printed on more than 752 pages.

If you do not want to purchase a copy, visit your local library reference section. My library in Barrington always has a previous year’s edition that patrons can check out and compare with the latest edition.

Chase’s is a fascinating encyclopedia and creative tool for marketing your business and/or planning a special event in your life.

Have fun on your event exploration!  

Sheila Glazov – Author. Speaker. Educator.

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