Oct. 16, 2019 - Hannah "Nancy" Harkness was sixteen years old in 1930 when she announced to her parents she wanted to learn to fly. "Nice young ladies don't do such things," her mother told her. It's the first sentence in Nancy Love: WASP Pilot, a riveting new book by Sarah Byrn Rickman.
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Sept. 21, 2018 - Douglas Brinkley eloquently delivered the Keynote Address at last Friday's Student News Net Symposium.Read More
- Why is Rosa Parks called the 'Mother of the Civil Rights Movement?
- What prepared Rosa for the action she took on Montgomery City Bus #2857 on Dec. 1, 1955?
- Why was the life Rosa led such a courageous one?
Douglas Brinkley, author of Rosa Parks: A Life, speaks at the Student News Net Symposium on Sept. 14, 2018..
Week of October 14mobility: noun; the state of being mobile, able to move;
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quarry: noun; a large area containing a natural deposit, deep in the ground, usually stone or marble
Washington Monument to reopen
vessels: noun; ships, boats, canoes or container that holds something;
USS Arizona Memorial reopens
wrath: noun; negative effects, damage, tumult, anger, harm;
Will Florida dodge Dorian's wrath?
Today In History
October 191781: Library of Congress: British General Charles Cornwallis surrendered his army of some 8,000 men to General George Washington at Yorktown, giving up any chance of winning the Revolutionary War. Cornwallis had marched his army into the Virginia port town earlier that summer expecting to meet British ships sent from New York. The ships never arrived. In early October, approximately 17,000 American and French troops led by Generals George Washington and Jean-Baptiste Rochambeau, respectively, surrounded British-occupied Yorktown. Off the coast, French Admiral François de Grasse strategically positioned his naval fleet to control access to the town via the Chesapeake Bay and the York River. The Franco-American siege exhausted the British army's supplies of food and ammunition. With no hope for escape, Cornwallis agreed to the terms of Washington's Articles of Capitulation, signing the document at Moore House on October 19. Hours after the surrender, the general's defeated troops marched out of Yorktown to the tune "The World Turned Upside Down."
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