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Happy Birthday Albert Einstein!

Happy Birthday Albert Einstein!

Let’s learn more about this iconic genius in honor of his birthday. Today marks the anniversary of Albert Einstein’s (1879-1955) birthday.  Einstein was born on this day in 1879 to parents Hermann Einstein (salesman) and Pauline Koch (engineer) in the German Empire.  From an early age, Einstein demonstrated a gift for mathematics and physics, often

More Than Just Cookies: Observing Girl Scouts Day

More Than Just Cookies: Observing Girl Scouts Day

Let’s learn more about this wonderful organization on Girl Scouts Day. Today is Girl Scouts Day which marks the anniversary of when Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout meeting in 1912.  The Girl Scouts was born out of Low’s desire to encourage young women to spend more time outdoors and become more independent,

Spring Forward! It’s Daylight Savings Time

Spring Forward! It’s Daylight Savings Time

It’s time to adjust our clocks for daylight savings. Today, it’s time to “spring forward” by setting our clocks an hour ahead for daylight savings.  The main reason for daylight savings time is to adjust our standard wake-up times so we get up earlier.  This time change allows us to maximize daylight, and many of

Let’s Learn About the History of Mardi Gras

Let’s Learn About the History of Mardi Gras

Let’s kick back, let loose, and celebrate this Mardi Gras. Today is Mardi Gras, also known as Fat Tuesday! Mardi Gras refers to the events of the celebration that begins after the Christian feasts of Epiphany and ends on the day before Ash Wednesday.  Interestingly, this celebration is always held exactly 47 days before Easter. Mardi

Go Dogs, Go! Today Marks the First Day of The Iditarod

Go Dogs, Go! Today Marks the First Day of The Iditarod

Learn more about this annual Alaskan tradition. The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is a long-distance sled dog race held in the state of Alaska.  Every year, teams of 16 sled dogs and their mushers travel approximately 1,000 miles from the city of Anchorage to the city of Nome.  During the 8 to 15-day journey,

Today is National California Day!

Today is National California Day!

Fun facts about the Golden State. As one of the largest and most populous states in the United States, California is one of the most interesting and historical states in the nation.  However, many do not know much about the so-called Golden State.  Here are some California fun facts. 1) California became the 31st state

Remembering Malcolm X on the Anniversary of His Assassination

Remembering Malcolm X on the Anniversary of His Assassination

Honoring the life and legacy of civil rights activist Malcolm X. Malcolm X (1925-1965) was an American Muslim minister and a major figure in the civil rights movement.  While at times controversial in his ideology, Malcolm X is honored as a courageous advocate for the rights of blacks and many consider him one of the