Amelia Earhart – Transatlantic Flight – May 21, 1932

21 May
This day in 1932, Amelia Earhart completed her historic transatlantic flight.  Learn more about her here

American aviator Amelia Earhart (1898-1937), the first woman to complete a solo transatlantic flight, waves as she emerges from the cockpit of a rotorcraft, Newark, New Jersey, ca. 1935

A Poet’s Tale – BSC Poetry Contest – April 30

Wrap up National Poetry Month in April by participating in BSC’s Poetry Contest!

  • When: Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m.
  • Where: Basin Auditorium, National Energy Center of Excellence
  • How: Register at the door; open to anyone who wishes to participate in the contest or watch
  • Cost: Free!
  • More than $500 worth of prizes!

Contest Rules

  • Poem must be original
  • Poem must be read out loud
  • Max length: 3 minutes

Need more info? Contact: kevin.cavanagh@bismarckstate.edu

Cover of Poesia, magazine edited by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944), No. 1-2, February-March 1909

 

 

It’s World Penguin Day!

25 April
Happy World Penguin Day

The penguin is a flightless marine bird,  family Spheniscidae, order Sphenisciformes, found in the southern hemisphere. A very social bird, penguins live together and usually breed in large colonies. Read more about them here.  

Gentoo penguin {Pygoscelis papua} nesting colony with chicks and adult at nest, Antarctica

Happy Birthday, Elvis!

8 January

Happy Birthday to the King!

Elvis Presley was born on this day in 1935. Click here to learn more about him.

BURBANK, CA – Rock and roll musician Elvis Presley performing on the Elvis comeback TV special on June 27, 1968. (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images – Britannica ImageQuest, BSC Library database; retrieved 1/8/19)

Happy Birthday, Yosemite National Park!

October 1, 1890

On this day in 1890, an act of Congress created Yosemite National Park. Environmental trailblazer John Muir (1838-1914) and others campaigned for the congressional action, which was signed into law by President Benjamin Harrison.

Interested in seeing Yosemite, but not able to swing a trip to California right now? Do the next best thing … take an armchair trip to Yosemite via Films on Demand.

El Capitan, Yosemite National Park. Photo by George Ranalli.