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In Flanders fields the poppies blowBetween the crosses, row on row,  That mark our place; and in the sky  The larks, still bravely singing, flyScarce heard amid the guns below.We are the Dead. Short days agoWe ...
On November 3rd, 2014 One World Trade Center in lower Manhattan officially opened; designed by the Polish-American architect Daniel Libeskind, the tower, also known as "Freedom Tower", replaced the massive complex that was destroyed by Islamic militant terrorists on September 11th, 2001 when planes flew into the "Twin T...
Did you know that influential American philosopher, psychologist, and educational reformer John Dewey was born this day, October 20th, 1859 in Burlington, Vermont? The third of fourth sons to Archibald Dewey and Lucia Artemisia Rich, John Dewey attended public schools in his hometown before enrolling at the age of 15 years at the University of Vermont. He went on to earn a doctorate from Johns Hopkins University in 1884, after ...
Here is Edward Bear, coming downstairs now, bump, bump, bump, on the back of his head, behind Christopher Robin. It is, as far as he knows, the only way coming downstairs, but sometimes he feels that there really is another way, if only he could stop bumping for a moment and think of it. And then he feels that perhaps there isn't. Anyhow, here he is at the bottom, and ready to be introd...
On October 4th, 1957 the Soviet Union successfully launched the world's first artificial satellite which orbited the Earth in roughly 98 minutes for about three weeks before its batteries gave out. Known as Sputnik, the Russian word for natural satellite, it then silently orbited before falling back into the atmosphere on January 4th, 1958. Sputnik was monitored by radio operators throughout the world. ...
When I woke up just after dawn on September 28, 1928, I certainly didn’t plan to revolutionize all medicine by discovering the world’s first antibiotic, or bacteria killer. But I suppose that was exactly what I did.-- Sir Alexander Fleming (quoted on NCBI)Did y...
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Did you know that J.R.R. Tolkien's critically acclaimed children's book, The Hobbit, Or There and Back Again, was published on September 21st, 1937? Never out of print, this classic work tells the tale of Bilbo Baggins, a hobbit, whose race resembles very short humans with feet of fur and leather. He and his companions, a troop of dwarves, are encouraged by Gandalf, the wise, benevolent wizard, to undertake a jou...
"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America."--
On September 9th, 1846, American inventor Elias Howe (July 9, 1819 - October 3,1867) earned a patent for the sewing machine, a tool which revolutionized the manufacture of clothing. A machinist by trade who worked in a cotton factory in Lowell, Massachusetts, Howe sold his rights in England for but a small amount, a mere 250 pounds sterling, and then moved there, leaving his family behind,...