Germany celebrates Unity Day. East Germany and West Germany had been two separate countries for 45 years. When they combined in 1990, they took West Germany’s name, the Federal Republic of Germany. Slightly smaller than the state of Montana, Germany has a temperate climate. Over 81 million people live there, and Berlin is the capital.
Frank Robinson in 1974 became the first African-American to be hired major league baseball team manager. He was the only player to be selected most valuable player by both the National League and the American League. He was hired to manage the Cleveland Indians.
Captain Kangaroo premiered on television on CBS in 1955. The show ended in 1984.
Mickey Mouse Club began its first season on ABC also in 1955. The original series ended in 1960, but it was revamped in 1977 to 1979 and again in 1989 to 1996.
Natalie Savage Carlson (born Kernstown, Virginia, 1906; died Rhode Island, September 23, 1997) wrote books for children. She received a 1959 Newbery Honor Award for The Family Under the Bridge. Children can learn more at: Natalie Savage Carlson.
Molly Cone (born Tacoma, Washington, 1918; died March 26, 2016) wrote over 45 books for children. Her works include the Mishmash series.
James Alfred Wight Herriot (born Glasgow, Scotland, 1916; died Yorkshire, England, February 23, 1995) was a writer and veterinarian. He wrote among other works All Creatures Great and Small.
John Himmelman (born Kittery, Maine, 1959) writes and illustrates children’s books. His works include Tales of Bunjitsu Bunny and Duck to the Rescue. Children can learn more at: John Himmelman.
Harvey Kurtzman (born Brooklyn, New York, 1924; died Mount Vernon, New York, February 21, 1993) founded Mad magazine in 1952. Idea: Children could poll parents and teachers as to their attitudes toward Mad magazine.
Thomas Clayton Wolfe (born Asheville, North Carolina, 1900; died Baltimore, Maryland, September 15, 1938) was an author. One of his most well known works is You Can’t Go Home Again.