Portal:Geography/Selected anniversaries

Portal:Geography/Selected anniversaries/January

Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía

  • 1 January 2006 – University of Oklahoma College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences started, when it and the College of Earth and Energy were spun off of the old College of Geosciences
  • 12 January 2001 – National Geographic Channel launched in the United States
  • 25 January 1983 – Creation of the Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (pictured) in Mexico
  • 27 January 1888 – Formation of the National Geographic Society

Portal:Geography/Selected anniversaries/February

Motagua Fault

  • 4 February 1966 – Death of Gilbert Hovey Grosvenor, first full-time editor of National Geographic Magazine and president of the National Geographic Society
  • 4 February 1976 – 1976 Guatemala earthquake struck, centered in the Motagua Fault (pictured), about 160 km northeast of Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • 7 February 1928 – Creation of the Pan American Institute of Geography and History during conference in Havana, Cuba
  • 17 February 2008 – 2008 Kosovo declaration of independence adopted by Assembly of Kosovo

Portal:Geography/Selected anniversaries/March

February–March 2007 tornado outbreak

  • 1 March 1910 – Saltspring Island re-titled to its current name according to records of Geographic Board of Canada
  • 1 March 2007 – February–March 2007 tornado outbreak (pictured) hit Americus, Georgia, United States
  • 9 March 1969 – Death of Walter Christaller, German geographer whose principal contribution to the discipline is Central Place Theory
  • 25 March 1979 – Minor district in Bueng Sam Phan District, Thailand upgraded to full district

Portal:Geography/Selected anniversaries/April

Ferdinand Magellan

  • 7 April 1985 – Premiere of National Geographic Explorer on Nickelodeon
  • 10 April 1982 – Arrival of Ranulph Fiennes and Charles R. Burton at North Pole
  • 13 April 2005 – Launch of Genographic Project by National Geographic Society and IBM
  • 27 April 1521 – Death of Ferdinand Magellan (pictured), Portuguese explorer who led part of the first expedition around the world

Portal:Geography/Selected anniversaries/May

Christopher Columbus

  • 1 May 1960 – American pilot Gary Powers was shot down over Sverdlovsk Oblast, Russia
  • 30 May 1951 – Foundation of Canadian Association of Geographers in Montreal, Canada
  • 3 May 1906 – Birth of Milton Santos, Brazilian geographer who had a degree in law
  • 20 May 1506 – Death of Christopher Columbus (pictured), explorer, navigator, and colonizer, born in the Republic of Genoa, in what is today northwestern Italy

Portal:Geography/Selected anniversaries/June

Eastern Samar

  • 1 June 2007 – Formation of Cyclone Gonu in the Arabian Sea
  • 6 June 1953 – Death of geographer Fred K. Schaefer, considered one of the pioneers of quantitative revolution
  • 19 June 1965 – Province of Eastern Samar (pictured) created from Samar by virtue of Republic Act No. 4221
  • 30 June 2008 – Decision reached by United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit in case Greenberg v. National Geographic

Portal:Geography/Selected anniversaries/July

Sochi

  • 1 July 1952 – Vineland borough and Landis Township were merged to form city of Vineland, New Jersey
  • 1 July 2009 – Beginning of broadcasting of National Geographic Abu Dhabi
  • 21 July 1983 – Lowest recorded temperature on Earth at South Pole, Vostok Station
  • 30 July 2000 – Hottest temperature recorded in Sochi (pictured), Krasnodar Krai, Russia

Portal:Geography/Selected anniversaries/August

Friedrich Ratzel

  • 3 August 1958 – First naval vessel to reach the North Pole, the USS Nautilus
  • 13 August 1935 – Formation of the Geographic Institute Agustín Codazzi
  • 13 August 1894 – Incorporation of Morrison, Oklahoma
  • 30 August 1844 – Birth of Friedrich Ratzel (pictured), German geographer and ethnographer

Portal:Geography/Selected anniversaries/September

Jarabacoa

Portal:Geography/Selected anniversaries/October

David Harvey

  • 9 October 1851 – Work began on the constitution of the American Geographical Society, at a meeting held in the Geographical and Statistical Library in New York City
  • 15 October 2011 – Beginning of broadcasting of National Geographic Farsi
  • 31 October 1693 – Formation of township which later became city of Perth Amboy, New Jersey
  • 31 October 1935 – Birth of geography and anthropology professor David Harvey (pictured), in Gillingham, Kent, South East England

Portal:Geography/Selected anniversaries/November

Bangladesh

  • November 1998 – First annual GIS Day
  • 8 November 1957 – Renaming of the organization Geographic Institute Agustín Codazzi
  • 11 November 1889 – Pierre, South Dakota became capital when South Dakota gained statehood in United States
  • 15 November 2007 – Cyclone Sidr struck the southwestern coast of Bangladesh (pictured)

Portal:Geography/Selected anniversaries/December

Amundsen's party at the South Pole, December 1911

  • 1 December 2008 – Dunwoody, Georgia incorporated as a city
  • 14 December 1911 – First humans to reach geographic South Pole (pictured)
  • 25 December 2010 – Kaohsiung merged with Kaohsiung County, Taiwan
  • 26 December 1908 – First action taken by the Oregon Geographic Names Board

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Radar scan of the Enterprise tornado on March 1, 2007.
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Map of the Philippines showing the location of Eastern Samar
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Half-length portrait of a bearded Ferdinand Magellan (circa 1480-1521) facing front.
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David Harvey doing a lecture on Das Capital
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German Geographer Friedrich Ratzel
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Map showing fault line of 1976 Guatemala earthquake.
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Topographic map of Bangladesh. Lambert Conformal Conic projection, standard parallels 22°N/26°N, center longitude 90°E.
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Sochi Skyscrapers
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