Read a Road Map Day
Read a Road Map Day is held on April 5. This event in the first decade of the month April is annual. Help us
And if you think that ancient maps were nothing like our maps, you should really take a look at the Turn Papyrus Map, which was a map of Egypt created around 1160 BCE. It's widely considered the first road map, because it actually shows where people could travel around river bends. And by the 12th century CE, maps had developed into what experts consider "modern maps."
The world we're most familiar with is the Mercator projection, which was invented in the mid 16th century by a cartographer named Gerardus Mercator. Another interesting thing about maps is that they always have different projections, because the Earth is round and maps are flat, so there's no such thing as a perfectly accurate map of the world.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
National Dandelion Day in U.S. on April 5 (unofficial holiday);
Tangible Karma Day on April 6 (is a company founded by Amber Nicole Dilger in 2005 and her idea was to recycle and reuse);
Every Day is Tag Day on April 6 (First Saturday in April);
International Asexuality Day on April 6 (created by the Association pour la Visibilité Asexuelle. Asexuality is the definition or self-determination of people who are not sexually attracted);