Oct 292024

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. Children could learn more at: Turkey.

Oct 292024
John Glenn

John Glenn in 1998

John Glenn in 1998 traveled on the space shuttle Discovery. At 77 years old, he was the oldest person to travel in space at that time. The shuttle returned to earth on November 7, 1998. He had been one of the original seven astronauts and had orbited the earth in 1962. Children could learn more at: John Glenn.