Sep 222021
 

Michael Faraday (born near London, England, 1791; died Hampton Court, England, August 25, 1867) was an important and famous scientist. He discovered electromagnetism. He also conducted experiments regarding valence. Children could learn more about Faraday at: Michael Faraday. They could also learn how to make an electromagnet at: electromagnet.

Caps for Sale

Caps for Sale

Esphyr Slobodkina (born Siberia, 1908; died Glen Head, New York, July 21, 2002) was an author and illustrator. One of her books is Caps for Sale, which has sold more than two million copies. She wrote twenty other books. Children can learn more at: Esphyr Slobodkina.

Junko Tabei (born Japan, 1939; died Japan, October 20, 2016) became on May 23, 1975 the first woman to climb Mount Everest. She was also the first woman to climb the Seven summits, the highest mountains on each continent. She wrote seven books and created drives to remove the litter left behind by climbers as they scaled Mount Everest.

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Sep 232021
 
Saudi Arabia

Flag of Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia celebrates the 1932 Unification of the Kingdom Day. The country is about one-fifth the size of the United States, and most of the country is covered by desert. Almost 27 million people live in Saudi Arabia, and Riyadh is the capital. Mecca and Medina, Islam’s holiest of shrines, are in Saudi Arabia. Older children could learn more at: Saudi Arabia.

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Sep 232021
 
William Clark

William Clark

Lewis

Meriwether Lewis

Lewis and Clark concluded their exploration in 1806. Their expedition lasted two years, four months, and ten days, ending in St. Louis, Missouri. Their journals described buffalo, grizzly bears, and many other animals. Older children could explore a very interesting website: Lewis and Clark.

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Sep 232021
 
Neptune

Neptune

Neptune was discovered in 1846. In 1841 John Couch Adams began work to find the planet. Urbain J. J. Leverrier, unknown to Adams, also began making calculations. Astronomer Johann G. Galle used their predictions and located the planet.  Children could learn more at: Neptune.

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Sep 232021
 

Hearing aid was patented in 1879. Richard Rhodes received patent number 219,828 for his Audiphone. Children can learn more about hearing aids at: Hearing Aids.

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Sep 232021
 

Augustus (born Rome, 63 BC; died Nola, Italy, August 19, 14 AD) was a ruler of ancient Rome.

Bruce Brooks (born Richmond, Virginia, 1950) writes books for children and young adults. His book Moves Make the Man earned a 1985 Newbery Honor Award, and What Hearts received a 1993 Newbery Honor Award.

William McGuffey (born Washington County, Pennsylvania, 1800; died Charlottesville, Virginia, May 4, 1873) was an educator and author. He penned the McGuffey Readers, a series of books that taught reading to children. At least 122 million books were sold between 1838 and 1960. Children can view the text of some of these readers at: Project Gutenberg.

Victoria Woodhull (born Homer, Ohio, 1838; died Norton Park, Bremmons, Worcestershire, England, June 10, 1927) was an advocate of women’s rights. She was the first woman candidate for the presidency. She ran for president against Ulysses S. Grant, although women did not have the right to vote. Children could learn more at: Victoria Woodhull.

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Sep 242021
 
Guinea-Bissau

Flag of Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau celebrates Independence Day. It gained its freedom from Portugal in 1973. Guinea-Bissau, about three times the size of Connecticut, is located at the far western edge of Africa. About 1.6 million people live in the country, and Bissau is the capital. Children can learn more at: Guinea-Bissau.

 

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Sep 242021
 
Second Official Flag of New Caledonia

Second Official Flag of New Caledonia

New Caledonia celebrates New Caledonia Day, the day in 1853 when the islands were made a French overseas territory. Still a territorial collectivity of France, the islands lie in Oceania. About the size of New Jersey, the country is home to about 270,000 people. New Caledonia has about 25% of the world’s nickel reserves. Nouméa is the capital.

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Sep 242021
 

Office of Attorney General was created by Congress in 1789. The attorney general heads the department of justice, which acts as the chief legal department for the country. Children can learn more at: http://www.justice.gov/.

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Sep 242021
 
Devils Tower NPS Photo

Devils Tower
NPS Photo

Devils Tower was proclaimed America’s first national monument in 1906. Theodore Roosevelt decided the approximately 1,347 acre region located in Wyoming had to be preserved. Most geologists believe Devils Tower is an igneous intrusion where the sedimentary rock around it has eroded away. Children can learn more at: Devils Tower.

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