Jun 092024

Georgia Neese Clark

Georgia Neese Clark in 1949 became the first woman treasurer of the United States. She served under President Harry Truman from 1949 to 1953. Every treasurer, an official in the department of the treasury, since then has been a woman. Children can view the list of US treasurers at: Treasurers.

Jun 092024

Secretariat won the Triple Crown in 1973. The first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1948, he won the third leg, the Belmont Stakes. The horse raced several more times and then retired in November, 1973. Four other horses since then have won the Triple Crown:

  • Seattle Slew in 1977
  • Affirmed in 1978
  • American Pharoah in 2015
  • Justify in 2018.

Children can see a list of all the Triple Crown winners at: Triple Crown.

Jun 092024
Amedeo Avogadro

Amedeo Avogadro

Amedeo Avogadro (born Turin, Italy, 1776; died Turin, Italy, July 9, 1856) was a chemist and a physicist. From 1820 until his death he was a professor at the University of Turin. His research led to Avogadro’s Law: two gases at the same pressure and temperature will have the same number of molecules. He also created Avogadro’s Constant, the Mole.

Johann Gottfried Galle (born Prussia, 1812; died Potsdam, Germany, July 10, 1910) was an astronomer. Using the calculations of John Couch Adams, he became the first person to find and see Neptune on September 23, 1848.

Gregory Maguire (born Albany, New York, 1954) has written at least 23 books for children and 13 books for adults. He has also written at least 10 short stories and three books of nonfiction. His books include The Wicked Years series and Missing Sisters. Children can visit his website at: Gregory Maguire.

Cole Porter (born Peru, Indiana, 1892; died Santa Monica, California, October 15, 1964) was a composer and lyricist. He published his first song when he was ten years old. Two of his Broadway musicals are Can Can and Kiss Me Kate.