Monthly Archives: April 2019

Happy Birthday James Monroe!

american flags in a row

Learn more about the United States’ fifth president, James Monroe in honor of his birthday. On this day in 1758, James Monroe was born.  Monroe is best known for being the fifth president of the United States; a position he held from 1817-1825.  During his political career, Monroe accomplished many things, from assisting with the

Let’s Celebrate Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

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Let’s show our kids what we do at work today! In the United States, the fourth Thursday of April is celebrated as Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day.  While this observance was originally dedicated to taking our daughters to work, this occasion has now been expanded to include boys in 2003.  On this

Let’s Make a Difference This Earth Day!

green earth day sign

Let’s all find ways to be a little more eco-friendly in honor of Earth Day. Today is Earth Day, an occasion that encourages us to take better care of our planet.  While saving the environment sounds like a huge undertaking, it doesn’t have to be.  Even by making small, everyday changes we may create major

On This Day in History: Paul Revere Made his Historic Ride

close up of the American flag

Here are some facts about the American hero on the anniversary of his “midnight ride.” On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere became a Revolutionary-era hero when he rode to Lexington, Massachusetts to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British troops were coming.  While Revere was initially able to successfully pass along the message, his

Happy Birthday Leonardo da Vinci!

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Here’s to celebrating this legendary artist in honor of his birthday. On this day in 1452, the genius Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) was born.  Da Vinci was a man of many talents who was best known for his abilities as a painter, architect, inventor, and scientist.  His natural genius spread across so many different fields

Today Marks the Anniversary of Noah Webster’s First Dictionary

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On this day in 1828, Noah Webster published his first dictionary. On April 14, 1828, American lawyer Noah Webster published his American Dictionary of the English Language.  This project took Webster over 20 years, during which he learned 26 languages, such as Anglo-Saxon and Sanskrit, in order to correctly research the origins of his country’s

Here are Some Suggestions to Make Eco-Friendly Upgrades in Our Living Spaces

green home in patch of flowers

Here are some of the upgrades that we can make in our homes to help the planet. With Earth Day approaching, many of us are thinking of ways that we can make our homes more environmentally friendly.  Fortunately, there are many simple upgrades that we can make around our home to conserve water and energy