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Monthly Archives: October 2019

Celebrating Juliette Gordon Low, the Mother of the Girl Scouts

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Happy birthday, Juliette Gordon Low! On this day in 1860, Juliette Gordon Low was born in Savannah, Georgia.  Born Juliette Magill Kinzie Gordon, Low is best known as the founder of the Girl Scouts.  Through the Girl Scouts, Low hoped to foster the individual growth, character, and self-sufficiency of young women throughout the country.  In

On this Day in History: The International Red Cross Was Established

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Celebrating the establishment of the International Red Cross. On October 26, 1863, the Geneva International Convention was held.  During this meeting, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was established with the goal to help people affected by conflict and armed violence by upholding the laws that protect victims of war. Acting as an

Celebrating the Anniversary of the Guggenheim Museum

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On this day in 1959, the Guggenheim Museum opened its doors. The Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation was founded in 1937, and its first New York–based venue for the display of art, the Museum of Non-Objective Painting, opened in 1939.  The Museum is dedicated to the promotion and appreciation of modern and contemporary art. Today, the

Dispelling Common Myths This Flu Season

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We’d like to help dispel some common cold and flu myths. Those of us who have had the flu know just how miserable it can be.  While most of us take steps to avoid getting sick, sometimes common advice is actually based on falsehoods. To ensure that this misinformation does not affect our health, here are

Let’s Expand Our Vocabularies This National Dictionary Day!

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How we can have some fun this National Dictionary Day. National Dictionary Day is an occasion every October 16th and it coincides with Noah Webster’s birthday.  Noah Webster is widely considered the “Father of American Scholarship and Education,” for his creation of the first American language dictionary in 1828. Webster is famous for creating the Americanized

Let’s Celebrate Margaret Thatcher’s Birthday

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Remembering Margaret Thatcher in honor of her birthday. On October 13, 1925, Margaret Thatcher was born.  Best known for her role as British Prime Minister, Thatcher accomplished many things during her 11-year service (1979-1990).  In honor of her birthday, here are some of her most significant accomplishments while in office. She was the first woman

Happy Birthday, Eleanor Roosevelt!

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Let’s honor Eleanor Roosevelt’s legacy today, her birthday. On this day in 1884, Eleanor Roosevelt was born.  Eleanor is best known for her role as First Lady of the United States from March 4, 1933, to April 12, 1945.  Through her human rights activism and her public service, Eleanor completely transformed what it meant to be