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- 1865 — Anne Shirley was born in the Yellow House, Bolingbroke, Nova Scotia, to Walter and Bertha Shirley.
- 1879 — Elizabeth Grayson was born to Pierce Grayson and his wife.
Green Gables Fables universe
- 1997 — Anne Shirley was born.
Project Green Gables universe
- 1998 — Anne Shirley was born.
Behind the scenes
- 1874 — Henry Travers, who played Matey in Anne of Windy Poplars (1940), was born in Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland, England, United Kingdom.
- 1915 — Sydney Sturgess, who portrayed Mrs. Barry in the 1956 film Anne of Green Gables, was born in Ipoh, Malaysia.
- 1944 — Yoshiko Matsuo, who provided the voice of Lucilla Harris in Akage no An (1979), was born in Tokyo, Japan.
- 1954 — Part 9 of the Canadian radio drama Anne of Green Gables was broadcast on CBC Radio.
- 1972 — Episode 3 of Anne of Green Gables was broadcast on BBC.
- 1990 — "The Journey Begins", the first episode of Season 1 of Road to Avonlea, was broadcast on Disney.
- 1995 — "The More Things Change", the ninth episode of Season 6 of Road to Avonlea, was broadcast on CBC.
- 2000 — Anne of Green Gables: The Continuing Story was aired in Canada.
- 2014 — "Q&A #1", the first bonus vlog of Anne Shirley and a Green Gables Fables episode, premiered on YouTube.