Apr 182019
 

Babe Ruth

Yankee Stadium opened in 1923. Nicknamed “The House that Ruth Built,” it hosted 74,000 fans. Babe Ruth made the day really special by hitting a three-run homer that won the game. Yankee Stadium closed in 2008, and a new stadium opened nearby.

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Sep 112019
 
USS Shenandoah

USS Shenandoah

ZR-1 (the largest functioning dirigible) flew over the Woolworth Tower (New York’s tallest building at the time) in 1923. The USS Shenandoah, the first of four dirigibles, could travel about 70 miles per hour. Its maiden voyage was on September 4, 1923. It crashed during a storm in Ohio on September 3, 1925.

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Oct 292019
 
Turkey

Flag of Turkey

Turkey celebrates Republic Day. Following the demise of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey became a republic in 1923. Located in both Europe and Asia, Turkey is slightly smaller than the state of Texas. It exports textiles, apparel, and foodstuffs. Almost 81 million people consider themselves Turks, and Ankara is the capital.

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Nov 202019
 
Traff

Traffic Light Patent Drawing

Traffic signal was patented in 1923 by Garrett Morgan. Experts are not sure if Morgan’s traffic signal was actually used. Children can view the rest of his patent at: Traffic Signal Patent.

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