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Maryland approves the approves the Articles of Confederation

Maryland approves the approves the Articles of Confederation

Natalie Shockley, Fall Editor

January 30, 2019


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Today, Maryland finally approves the Articles of Confederation, three years after the deadline. Congress drafted the Articles of Confederation in a process that started in 1776. Larger states wanted votes to be proportional according to population, whilst the small states wanted to continue. With the st...

The construction of the Eiffel Tower begins- 1/28/1887

The construction of the Eiffel Tower begins- 1/28/1887

Nancy Riggio, Fall Editor

January 28, 2019


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The Eiffel Tower is a wrought-iron lattice tower on the Champ de Mars in Paris, France, which was named after Gustave Eiffel, whose company built the building. It started as the entrance to the 1889 World’s Fair and was criticized by some of France’s leading artists. But has developed into one of t...

The California Gold Rush begins- 1/24/1848

The California Gold Rush begins- 1/24/1848

Nancy Riggio, Fall Editor

January 24, 2019


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On January 24, 1848 the California Gold Rush began when James W. Marshall found gold at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California. When the news broke out, an estimated 300,000 people fled to California from all over the United States and abroad. The increasing supply of gold rapidly grew America’s populatio...

Martin Luther King opens campaign-1/17/1966

Martin Luther King opens campaign-1/17/1966

Natalie Shockley, Fall Editor

January 17, 2019


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On January 17, 1966 Martin Luther King went on stage during the Chicago Southern Christian Leadership Conference or the SCLC to talk about Civil Rights. During some of the years of the 1900’s there was a lot of segregation and discrimination between skin colors. Then Martin Luther King went to th...

Today is Wikipedia’s 18th birthday- 1/15/2001

Today is Wikipedia’s 18th birthday- 1/15/2001

Nancy Riggio, Fall Editor

January 15, 2019


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Wikipedia, the world’s largest encyclopedia, was launched by Jimmy Wales and Larry Sanger in 2001. Now with a total of 5,789,362 articles written in 285 different languages, and an average of 1,040 words each. As of September 2018, Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website, with a monthly read...

American actor, Nicolas Cage was born today- 1/7/1964

American actor, Nicolas Cage was born today- 1/7/1964

Nancy Riggio, Fall Editor

January 7, 2019


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Nicolas Kim Coppola, professionally known as Nicolas Cage was born today. He is an American actor, director and producer. His career started when he starred in movies such as, Fast Times at Ridgemont(1982), Rumble Fish(1983), and Valley Girl(1983). His stage name, Cage, was adopted because he wante...

Leonardo da Vinci tests flying machine and is unsuccessful- 1/3/1496

Leonardo da Vinci tests flying machine and is unsuccessful- 1/3/1496

Natalie Shockley, Fall Editor

January 3, 2019


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On January 3, 1496 in a field outside of Florence, Italy Leonardo da Vinci decided to test out his famous Flying Machine. Leonardo da Vinci was a painter, inventor, and visionary. He made items such as The Mona Lisa,  The Last Supper, and the Vitruvian Man. Those are some of many of his famous pa...

The first crossword puzzle was published- 12/21/1913

The first crossword puzzle was published- 12/21/1913

Nancy Riggio, Fall Editor

December 21, 2018


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The first crossword puzzle was published in the “New York World” newspaper edition by journalist, Arthur Wynne from Liverpool. He was credited as the creator of the famous word game. As the puzzle grew in popularity, it became the commonplace in every American newspaper. Information taken from Wikipedia...

A Christmas Carol is published by Charles Dickens- 12/19/1843

A Christmas Carol is published by Charles Dickens- 12/19/1843

Natalie Shockley, Fall Editor

December 19, 2018


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Today, on December 19, 1843 Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol for the victims of the Industrial Revolution that occurred in October of 1843 Dickens was the most famous writer in the 1800 century, and one of the best selling authors of all time. He had made five Christmas based books, a...

The Simpsons premieres on Fox TV as a full animated series- 12/17/1989

The Simpsons premieres on Fox TV as a full animated series- 12/17/1989

Nancy Riggio, Fall Editor

December 17, 2018


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American sitcom, The Simpsons, first episode aired on Fox TV, on December 17,1989. The Simpsons was created by Matt Groening and is now the longest-running scripted primetime TV series in the US with 30 seasons, and the show is still running. The premiere episode was “Simpsons Roasting on an Ope...

Mona Lisa was recovered after being stolen for 2 years-12/11/1913

Mona Lisa was recovered after being stolen for 2 years-12/11/1913

Natalie Shockley, Fall Editor

December 11, 2018


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On December 11, 1913 The Mona Lisa was finally recovered after being stolen for to years. Vincenzo Peruggia is the person who is believed to have stolen The Mona Lisa on August 21, 1911. It was discovered in Peruggia’s hotel room somewhere in Paris,m France. Peruggia stole the painting because ...

Today is Walt Disney’s birthday- 12/5/1901

Today is Walt Disney’s birthday- 12/5/1901

Nancy Riggio, Fall Editor

December 5, 2018


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American entrepreneur, voice actor, animator, and film producer, Walt Elias Disney, was born today on December 5, 1901 in Hermosa, Chicago Illinois. Disney has won 22 Academy Awards from 59 nominations, two Golden Globe Special Achievement awards as well as an Emmy. He is also the founder of Disne...

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