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Tiny Pea | Neil Armstrong

Tiny Pea | Neil Armstrong

Today is the anniversary of the moon landing.  In the year 2012, Neil Armstrong passed away. Let’s take a moment today to remember Neil Armstrong and all of his accomplishments. Related articles With Neil Armstrong gone, how will moonshots be remembered? (nbcnews.com)

One small step for a man

One small step for a man

One great leap for mankind.  July 21, 1969.  Men walk on the moon. Apollo 11 was the spaceflight that landed the first humans on the Moon, Americans Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, on July 20, 1969, at 20:18 UTC. Armstrong became the first human to step onto the lunar surface six hours later on […]

The Eagle has landed

The Eagle has landed

July 20, 1969,  historic Apollo 11 lunar landing.  The day Earth became tiny. See more The Best Space Images Ever Were Taken by Apollo Astronauts With Hasselblad Cameras Great, iconic, photos from Apollo 11 mission.  Unless you are a photo geek, ignore the text.  If you […]

Edgar Degas' anniversaire

Edgar Degas' anniversaire

Edgar Degas’ birth anniversary, July 19, 1834. (French, 1834–1917) French artist famous for his paintings, sculptures, prints, and drawings. He is especially identified with the subject of dance; more than half of his works depict dancers. He is regarded as one of the founders of Impressionism, although he […]

Apollo 11, The Eagle

Apollo 11, The Eagle

On July 16, 1969, an event that captivated the world.  Apollo 11 launched the first mission that landed humans on the moon. The primary objective of Apollo 11 was to complete a national goal set by President John F. Kennedy on May 25, 1961: perform […]

Medal of Honor

Medal of Honor

July 12,  in 1862, US Congress authorized the Medal of Honor. This one was awarded to Sergeant Major Christian Fleetwood, 4th U. S. Colored Troops, for heroism on the field of battle in 1864. Fleetwood was a free man born in Baltimore, Maryland. He traveled to Liberia as […]

Ramadan Kareem, Generous Ramadan

Ramadan Kareem, Generous Ramadan

Kul ‘am wa enta bi-khair!  May every year find you in good health! Ramaḍān,  in Islam, is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the holy month of fasting. It begins and ends with the appearance of the new moon. Islamic tradition states that on the night of 27 Ramadan—the […]

Opening of battle at Gettysburg in poem

Opening of battle at Gettysburg in poem

The Opening of the Battle of Gettysburg by Laura Searing (Howard Glyndon) text Laura Redden Searing (1839-1923) was a deaf poet and journalist.   In 1861, Laura Redden Searing was sent by the St. Louis Republican to Washington D.C. to cover and document the American Civil War.  She was a pro-Union loyalist and […]

Happy Birthdays U.S. Army and Old Glory

Happy Birthdays U.S. Army and Old Glory

The U.S. Army celebrates 238 years of protecting freedom today. Today is also Flag Day, marking the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened on this day in 1777 by resolution of the Second Continental Congress. —  DAV Meet important people!  How?  The Disabled American […]

We Real Cool

We Real Cool

We real cool. We Left school. We Lurk late. We Strike straight. We Sing sin. We Thin gin. We Jazz June. We Die soon. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks,1959 Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) was a poet, the first African-American to win a Pulitzer Prize in literature,and the Inaugural […]



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