Presidents’ Day is a national holiday. Originally meant to honor George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, this day honors all our Presidents. Children could read Anne Rockwell’s book, Presidents’ Day. Which President served the least amount of time? Which President served the most amount of time?
Kosovo celebrates Independence Day. In 2008 it broke away from Serbia. According to the CIA World Factbook, Kosovo is slightly larger than Delaware. Almost two million people live in this landlocked country. Pristina is the capital and largest city, and the country is rich in minerals and lignite.
Alice Roosevelt, daughter of Theodore Roosevelt, was married in the White House in 1906. She married Nicholas Longworth. The public was captivated by her and the wedding, and tickets for the wedding were difficult to come by. Eight other “First Daughters” have been married in the White House.
Vanguard 2 was launched in 1959. The 21.5 pound satellite became the first weather station in space.
Rene Theophile Hyacinthe Laennec (born Quimper, France, 1781; died Quimper, France, August 13, 1826) was a doctor. He also invented the stethoscope. Idea: Children could make stethoscopes by following the directions at: Stethoscope.
Andre Norton (born Cleveland, Ohio, 1912; died Murfreesboro, Tennessee, March 17, 2005) is sometimes called the Grande Dame of Science Fiction and Fantasy. She is best known for her Witch World series. Children can learn more at: Andre Norton.
Raphaelle Peale (born Annapolis, Maryland, 1774; died Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March 4, 1825) was an artist and a member of the famous Peale family. He is most known for his still life works. Children can view some of his works and a famous painting of him at: Raphaelle Peale.
Robert Newton Peck (born Vermont, 1928) is a children’s author. He has written over 50 books. One of his books is A Day No Pigs Would Die. He is also the author of the Soup books. Children can visit his website at: Robert Newtown Peck.
Virginia Sorensen (born Provo, Utah, 1912; died Hendersonville, North Carolina, December 24, 1991) wrote books for both adults and children. She received the 1957 Newbery Medal for Miracles on Maple Hill.
Aaron Montgomery Ward (born Chatham, New Jersey, 1844; died Chicago, Illinois, December 7, 1913) was one of the first people to sell mail order. He started Montgomery Ward in 1872 with George R. Thorne. Their first business was located in a loft of a livery stable.