Thirty-One Days of Italians
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In September 2006, while researching and writing the October issue of Tutto Italiano, I wondered why Italian American Heritage Month wasn’t commonly celebrated throughout the United States. "It needs to be promoted," I thought, and the idea of

Thirty-One Days of Italians was born.

"In celebration of Italian heritage, I’ve compiled a list of Italians and Italian Americans who should be recognized for their extraordinary achievements. There are many, but this list is limited to 31 – one for each day in October. This list will be sent to the media each year to assist in publicizing Italian American Heritage Month."

Thirty-One Days of Italians continues to evolve. Resources are updated and new links are added to make this website a reliable source of information for Italian American history. (See timeline of updates.) Suggestions are welcome, but the person must have made a significant contribution to America to be added.

 This ongoing project takes a substantial amount of time. Please consider donating to keep it current and to support an Italian American History curriculum.



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Thirty-One Days of Italians is dedicated to promoting Italian American history nationwide, focusing on the men and women who have made significant contributions to American history. A brief biography has been compiled for each name and numerous verified resources are included, making this website a portal for research in Italian American History.


The names and resources have become the basis for an Italian American History curriculum that is currently being developed. It is important that this history be acknowledged and taught in public schools. Your donations will make this possible and are fully tax deductible under the non-profit status of the Italian Historical Society of America, a fiscal sponsor.


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