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Monthly Archives: January 2018

Homerun! Let’s Celebrate Jackie Robinson’s Birthday

Homerun! Let’s Celebrate Jackie Robinson’s Birthday

Join us as we celebrate baseball star Jackie Robinson’s birthday! Jackie Robinson (1919-1972) broke the color barrier in Major League Baseball when we joined the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947.  Not only was he the first black athlete to play Major League Baseball, but he also set himself apart as one of the most gifted athletes

On This Day in History: The National Geographic Society was Founded

On This Day in History: The National Geographic Society was Founded

On this day in 1888, the National Geographic Society was founded.  Join us as we learn more about the history and lasting influence of this society. On January 27th, 1888 the National Geographic Society was founded in Washington D.C. to facilitate “the increase and diffusion of geographical knowledge.”  Originally, this society was comprised of 33

Get Writing on National Handwriting Day

Get Writing on National Handwriting Day

Today is National Handwriting Day.  Let’s learn more about this interesting holiday. National Handwriting Day was founded by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association (WIMA) in 1977.  While the day was originally established to promote the consumption of pens, pencils, and writing paper, the holiday now has more noble intentions.  Now, National Handwriting Day invites people

Learn More About the History of Inauguration Day

Learn More About the History of Inauguration Day

Learn more about Presidential Inauguration Day. While we aren’t having one this year, January 20th is the day in which the new President of the United States is officially inaugurated into the White House.  This day marks the start of a president’s four-year term.  Inauguration Day is steeped in history and tradition, how is it

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali!

Happy Birthday Muhammad Ali!

Join us as we celebrate boxer Muhammad Ali’s birthday! Muhammad Ali (1942-2016) was an American boxer and activist celebrated as one of the most significant sports figures of the 20th century.  Born as Cassius Clay in Louisville, Kentucky, Ali started training as a boxer at age 12.  By age 18, he won a gold medal

Let’s Learn More About Prohibition on the Anniversary of the 18th Amendment

Let’s Learn More About Prohibition on the Anniversary of the 18th Amendment

On this day in 1919, the U.S. government passed the 18th Amendment that began the Prohibition Era. The 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution banned the manufacture, transportation, and sale of intoxicating liquors.  This period is known as Prohibition.  Prohibition came about as a result of the widespread temperance movement, a campaign against the evils

Do More Than Wish on a Star: It’s Make Your Dreams Come True Day

Do More Than Wish on a Star: It’s Make Your Dreams Come True Day

Let’s stop procrastinating and make our aspirations a reality on Make Your Dreams Come True Day.  January 13th is Make Your Dreams Come True Day.  While this is an unofficial holiday with unknown origins, this day encourages us all to be proactive about achieving the things that we want in life.  While many of us