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2022 ends with football fireworks
2022 ends with football fireworks

Jan. 2, 2023 - For college football fans in Ohio, Michigan, Georgia and Texas, and for their millions of fans across the United States and around the world, the last day of 2022 was one to remember. On New Year's Eve, the four teams met in the College Football Playoff (CFP) Bowls - the Fiesta Bowl and the Peach Bowl. A movie writer could not have written a better script.

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Weekly VOCAB

Week of January 30

conducted: verb; operated, ran
Ingenuity Helicopter takes flight on Mars

established: verb; set up, begun, founded
Remember the reason for Memorial Day

improvised: verb; solved a problem by thinking of a new way to do something
Michael Collins, NASA astronaut (1930-2021)

incapacitated: verb; not able to function in a normal way; injured
Never Forget: Honor 9/11 Heroes

pauses: verb; to stop something in action with the intent to start again
November 11 - Veterans Day

Today In History

February 3

2013: Super Bowl XLVII between the Baltimore Ravens and the San Francisco 49ers was played. Both teams were coached by Harbaugh brothers. John Harbaugh coached the Ravens and Jim Harbaugh coached the 49ers. Baltimore won the game.

1984: The Challenger Space Shuttle launched from Kennedy Space Center in Florida with a crew of five astronauts, including Ronald McNair, physicist and mission specialist. McNair was killed two years later on January 28, 1986 in the Challenger accident. The shuttle exploded just seconds into its mission, the first mission on which an educator - Christa McAuliffe - was one of the astronauts.

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