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On This Day in History: Coca-Cola Was Invented

On This Day in History: Coca Cola Was Invented

Learn how, on this day in 1886, Dr. John Pemberton created the first batch of Coca-Cola. When Dr. Pemberton created the first batch of Coca-Cola on March 29th, 1886, he thought he was creating a cure-all tonic.  His first batch was created using kola nuts for caffeine and cocoa leaf, and was supposed to treat

Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano

Swallows Return to San Juan Capistrano

Let’s learn about the amazing story of swallows at Mission San Juan Capistrano. For the world, March 19th marks St. Joseph’s Day, but for those at Mission San Juan Capistrano in Southern California, this day also marks the miracle of the swallows.  On this day, thousands of swallows migrate 6,000 miles from Goya, Argentina to

How Brilliant! Today is Albert Einstein’s Birthday

Sweet Dreams! Get a Better Sleep this National Sleep Awareness Week

Let’s enjoy some of Albert Einstein’s best quotes on his birthday. Albert Einstein was a German theoretical physicist best known for developing the theory of relativity and for his mass-energy equivalence formula: E=.  Einstein is also recognized as the recipient of the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics.  In honor of this brilliant scientist’s  birthday, let’s

Grab a Cookie, It’s National Girl Scout Day!

Grab a Cookie, It’s National Girl Scout Day!

Let’s learn more about the history of the Girl Scouts on National Girl Scout Day. On this day in 1912, Juliette Gordon Low organized the Girl Scout troop meeting in Savannah, Georgia. Low organized enrichment programs, service projects, and outdoor activities and adventures. Since that first meeting, the Girl Scouts have grown to include over

Spring Forward! Let’s Adjust Our Clocks for Daylight Savings Time

Spring Forward! Let’s Adjust Our Clocks for Daylight Savings Time

It’s time to move our clocks forward for Daylight Savings Time. Daylight Savings Time (DST) refers to the practice of setting our clocks forward an hour during spring and back again during the fall. The phrase “spring forward, fall back” is a little saying that helps people remember which way to adjust our clocks. Today,

Join Us as We Celebrate International Women’s Day

Join Us as We Celebrate International Women’s Day

Let’s all get involved this International Women’s Day. Today is International Women’s Day, an annual campaign that celebrates the social, economic, political, and intellectual achievements that women have made throughout history. One of the main goals of this day is to spread the message of gender equality throughout the world. In honor of this important

Let’s Celebrate the 57th Anniversary of the Peace Corps

Let’s Celebrate the 57th Anniversary of the Peace Corps

On this day in 1961, the Peace Corps was founded. Every year, the Peace Corps celebrates their anniversary with Peace Corps Week. This year, Peace Corps Week is celebrated from February 25th – March 3rd. The theme for this year’s Peace Corps Week is “Highlighting Home: What does home, family, and community look like in