July 20, 2019 - "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind," NASA astronaut Neil Armstrong said on July 20, 1969 as he stepped off the ladder of the Eagle lunar lander onto the surface of the Moon, the first human to do so. As the nation and the world honors the 50th anniversary of that amazing achievement, NASA is planning to return astronauts to the Moon.
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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 July 15aggresion: noun; actions that dominate or are forceful with an intention to conquer;
WWII 'Gooney Birds' depart for Normandy
chlorophyll: noun; green pigment needed to capture sunlight for plant photosynthesis;
It's National Pollinator Week
deployment: noun; the process, usually a military one or in response to an emergency, of being deployed, sent to a location to serve;
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Today In History
July 211899: Library of Congress: Dr. Clarence Hemingway stepped onto the porch of his home and blew his cornet to announce the birth of his son, Ernest. During Ernest Hemingway's boyhood, his family spent much time at their cottage near Walloon Lake in northern Michigan where his father enjoyed hunting and other sports. The love for the great outdoors and the physically active life his father instilled in him remained with Hemingway for the rest of his life. After graduating from high school, Hemingway worked briefly as a reporter for the Kansas City Star before volunteering for service in World War I. Excluded from regular military duty because of a defective eye, he worked as an ambulance driver for the Red Cross in Italy, where he was badly injured. Hemingway drew on his wartime experience of falling in love with his nurse while recuperating in a Milan hospital as background for his novel A Farewell to Arms (1929). Hemingway won the 1954 Nobel Prize in Literature. He died in 1961.
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