‘World Book Day or World Book and Copyright Day (also known as International Day of the Book or World Book Days) is a yearly event on April 23rd, organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), to promote reading, publishing and copyright. World Book Day was celebrated for the first time on 23 April 1995. (In the United Kingdom, the day is recognized on the first Thursday in March). 23 April is a symbolic date for world literature. It is on this date in 1616 that Cervantes, Shakespeare and Inca Garcilaso de la Vega all died. It is also the date of birth or death of other prominent authors, such as Maurice Druon, Haldor K.Laxness, Vladimir Nabokov, Josep Pla and Manuel Mejía Vallejo. It was a natural choice for UNESCO’s General Conference, held in Paris in 1995, to pay a world-wide tribute to books and authors on this date, encouraging everyone, and in particular young people, to discover the pleasure of reading and gain a renewed respect for the irreplaceable contributions of those, who have furthered the social and cultural progress of humanity. With this in mind, UNESCO created the World Book and Copyright Day.’
At Amazing People Worldwide, we are committed to reminding others about the incredible individuals that made the world what it is today through unique stories called BioViews. We are so fortunate to be able to enjoy the fascinating stories, plays and songs that have been written over the years. What would it be like now without electricity, telephones, television, trains and planes, refrigeration, science breakthroughs and so on? It is thanks to the intuition and talent of people like Shakespeare, Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, James Harrison and this amazing woman, Marie Curie, just to name a few. Author and psychologist, Charles Margerison has written an extensive range of amazing stories showcasing their achievements.
WHY SHOULD WE READ BOOKS? To enhance mental stimulation, stress reduction, knowledge, vocabulary expansion, memory improvement, analytical thinking skills, improved focus and concentration, writing skills, not to mention free entertainment!
Who are some of the Amazing Women, like Marie Curie, that worked tirelessly and pushed themselves to achieve greatness? We are proud to highlight Amazing Women and you can discover their fascinating stories and learn how they overcame hardship and opposition to go on to become incredible, famous women.
Dr Charles Margerison is a Chartered Psychologist and has consulted widely for major organizations in the fields of organizational and educational psychology. He was previously Professor of Management at Cranfield University, UK, and the University of Queensland, Australia. Dr Margerison founded Amazing People Worldwide in 2006 and is supported by a dedicated global team. He previously co-founded Emerald Insights, and Team Management Systems and has authored more than 30 books.
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