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<event> Event

<event> found within <chronitem> and describes or names something that happens. It is paired with an element specifying the <date>. It may be used within <eventgrp> inside <chronitem> if multiple <event>s are paired with the same <date>.


  • ALTRENDER – not required. Use if the content of the element should be displayed or printed differently than the rendering established in a style sheet for other occurrences of the element.
  • AUDIENCE – not required. Use to set whether the element’s contents will be visible to external users or to internal ones. Possible values are: “internal” and “external.”
  • ID – not required. Creates an ID for element. Can be used for linking.


<event> will generally contain PCDATA and may also contain <abbr>, <address>, <archref>, <bibref>, <corpname>, <date>, <emph>, <expan>, <extptr>, <extref>, <famname>, <function>, <genreform>, <geogname>, <lb />, <linkgrp>, <list>, <name>, <note>, <num>, <occupation>, <origination>, <persname>, <ptr>, <ref>, <repository>, <subject>, <title>, <unitdate>, and <unittitle>.


			<event>Born Sarah Johanna Bell to Mary-Jean Caldwell Bell and James Franklin Bell.</event>
			<event>Introduced to Bruce B. Kitchin, her future husband, by their mutual friend Earlene Tibbels.</event>
				<event>Graduates college.</event>
				<event>Applies to the Peace Corps and is accepted.</event>

EAD tag library entry for <event>.