Department of State, under the name Department of Foreign Affairs, was created by Congress in 1789. Thomas Jefferson served as the first Secretary of State from March 22, 1790, to December 31, 1793. Older children could visit the department’s website at: http://www.state.gov/.
- Korean War ended in 1953 when an armistice was signed in Panmunjon, Korea. Both sides claimed victory in a war that lasted for slightly over three years.
- Korean War Veterans Memorial was dedicated in 1995. Located in Washington, DC, near the Lincoln Memorial, nineteen stainless steel sculptures of larger-than-life-size soldiers seem to be leaving a swamp. Children can learn more at: http://www.nps.gov/kowa/index.htm
Bugs Bunny appeared for the first time in a 1940 cartoon, “A Wild Hare.” Since then, he has appeared in over a hundred movies. He was the first cartoon character to be featured on a United States stamp, and he has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Scott Corbett (born Kansas City, Missouri, 1913; died Providence, Rhode Island, March 6, 2006) wrote 89 books. Most of his books were written for children. His book Cutlass Island earned the 1962 Edgar Allan Poe Award for juvenile fiction. Other books include The Disappearing Dog Trick and The Lemonade Trick.