May 152022
 

fruits vegetablesDepartment of Agriculture was created in 1862. Children can visit the department’s nutrition website at: USDA for Kids.

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May 152022
 

Ellen Church became the first woman flight attendant in 1930. The United Airlines employee flew from San Francisco, California, to Chicago, Illinois. The 20-hour flight stopped at numerous cities. Female flight attendants soon became more common, but they often had to help pilots, process luggage, or push airplanes into hangars. Children could read a GREAT article about Church and early Sky girls at: Ellen Church.

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May 152022
 

Nylon stockings were first sold in 1940. Previously women had to wear wool stockings (hot and itchy) or silk stockings (expensive and easy to run). Nylon stockings, however, were tough and long-lasting. Women bought 64 million pairs of stockings in 1940. When World War II was declared, nylon was diverted to military needs. Nylon stockings became very rare. After the war, women could buy nylons again.

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May 152022
 

Peace Officers Memorial Day has been honored by Presidential Proclamation since 1963. The day honors all law enforcement officers injured or killed in the line of duty. The week around the day is Police Week.

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