Mar 292019
 
Herbert Hoover

Herbert Hoover

White House had its first telephone installed in the Oval Office in 1929. Herbert Hoover was President. President Rutherford B. Hayes had the first White House telephone installed on May 10, 1877. That telephone was located in the telegraph room.

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May 162019
 

Academy Awards, the Oscars, were awarded for the first time in 1929. Idea: The children could decide some Academy Award categories and pick some nominees. The class could vote to decide the winners.

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May 282019
 

First color and talking film was produced in 1929. “On with the Show” premiered in New York, New York.

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Aug 112019
 
Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth hit his 500th home run in 1929. The first baseball player to reach this milestone, he was playing in League Park in Cleveland, Ohio. He went on to hit 714 home runs during his career. Only 26 baseball players have hit more than 500 home runs.

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Oct 292019
 

Stock market crashed in 1929. Four days of panic sent stock prices plummeting. Billions of dollars were lost. This crash heralded the beginning of the Great Depression.

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Nov 012019
 
Great Books

Great Books by Great Authors!

National Authors’ Day honors all authors. The custom dates back to 1929. Each child could pick out his/her favorite author and present a small biography about that person. Children could also read Eileen Christelou’s What Do Authors Do?

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Nov 072019
 

Museum of Modern Art in New York, New York, opened its doors in 1929. Children could view some of the artworks online at: MOMA.

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Nov 292019
 

Admiral Byrd

Admiral Richard E. Byrd and three colleagues made the first ever flight over the South Pole in 1929. They traveled 1560 miles in over 18 hours. They had to dump empty gas tanks and emergency supplies to achieve necessary altitude. They mapped new mountain ranges and collected meteorological and geologic information.

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Jan 022020
 

Albert Bierstadt’s Painting of Niagara Falls

Canada and the United States began a joint project in 1929 to protect Niagara Falls. Three waterfalls, Bridal Veil Falls, Horseshoe Falls, and the American Falls, lie on the Niagara River. The river empties Lake Erie into Lake Ontario. Hydroelectric power and tourism result from the Falls. Erosion has been slowed down by the efforts of Canada and the United States. Children can learn more about Niagara Falls at: Niagara Falls.

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Jan 292020
 

Seeing Eye Guide Dog Organization was founded in 1929 by Dorothy Harrison Eustis of Morristown, New Jersey. Idea: Children could interview one of the dog trainers. Children could also learn more at: http://www.seeingeye.org/about-us/history.html.

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