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May 5, 2015 - Brilliant bursts of color popping through the ground will match today’s Cinco de Mayo festivals throughout the country. Cinco de Mayo, the Fifth of May, celebrates this day in 1862 when a force of 4,500 Mexican troops defeated a French force of 6,000 soldiers in the Battle of Puebla.
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reverted: verb;to go back; Find it in blue in today's top story!
Weekly VOCAB

Week of May 04

deluged: verb; overwhelmed with a large amount, especially water;
GBBC is on!

festered: verb; to grow and get worse; irritate;
Cell towers and bell towers to ring for anniversary

modified: verb; to alter, adjust
Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Doolittle Raiders

repose: verb; to lie dead; being in a state of calm and peace;
April 14, 1865: Lincoln shot

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May 5

1945: In Oregon, a woman and her five children were killed by a Fugo Bomb Balloon while on a picnic when it exploded as they were examining it. The balloon bombs were made and launched from Japan during World War II.

1862: Library of Congress: Mexican troops under General Ignacio Zaragoza successfully defended the town of Puebla, temporarily halting France's efforts to establish a puppet regime in Mexico. With the U.S. absorbed by the Civil War, Emperor Napoleon III hoped to create a French sphere of influence in Latin America. Cinco de Mayo, or the Fifth of May, is celebrated to this day in the United States and Mexico.

1813: During the War of 1812, American troops defended Fort Meigs in Ohio against British forces during the First Siege of Fort Meigs. Fort Meigs still stands today (reconstructed) and is the largest wooden fort in existence in the United States and all of North America.

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2012-2013 has been a busy and exciting time and we are really looking forward to 2014 with our continuing coverage of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The stories to the right are some of our favorites with video and/or printable activities to support learning.

70th anniversary of D-Day
Rosie the Riveter had no time for selfies
Whiskey 7 on her way to Normandy (SNN Video)
World War I Centennial
The 'No. 1225' transports magic (SNN Video)
War of 1812 Bicentennial
America wins Battle of Lake Erie - again (SNN Video)
Don’t Give Up the Ship
(Printable activity used by students in 1813!)
Get ready for battle on Lake Erie
(Video and music – “Some Nights” by Fun)
Brig Niagara: living history lesson (SNN Video)
Civil War Sesquicentennial
First Battle of Bull Run reenacted (SNN Video)
Battle of Antietam (SNN Video)
Gettysburg 150th begins (SNN Video)
Tiny photos reveal untold Civil War history

Rare bird is something to tweet about (SNN Video)
It was a Snowy Owl surprise! (SNN Video)
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U.S. Civil War 1861-1865 Sesquicentennial
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Blue Man Group show drives away 'the blues'Blue Man Group show drives away 'the blues'
April 24, 2015 - Attending a Blue Man Group show is a multimedia experience with three blue, bald men to celebrate the human spirit.
Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Doolittle RaidersCongressional Gold Medal awarded to Doolittle Raiders
April 20, 2015 - On April 18, 1942, 80 aviators, led by Gen. James Doolittle, took off from a carrier for a top-secret mission over Japan.
Descendants of Civil War soldiers keeping history aliveDescendants of Civil War soldiers keeping history alive
April 13, 2015 - Confederate General Robert E. Lee still had many problems to solve even after his surrender.
History has heart at new exhibitHistory has heart at new exhibit
April 2, 2015 - A collection of nineteen red dresses, nine worn by former First Ladies spanning almost 150 years, is now on display at the Hayes Presidential Center.
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