Posts Tagged ‘CredoReference’

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

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

America’s Favorite Pastime

28 March
Stock up on peanuts and crackerjacks, folks!  Opening Day of Major League baseball is finally here!

“The Pitch” (Photo by Markus Boesch/Getty Images)

Lupercalia and Valentine’s Day

February 14 Is Valentine’s Day!

 

Are the holiday’s roots in the Roman celebration of Lupercalia?  

 

Click here to learn more.

National Periodic Table Day – February 7

Not only is today National Periodic Table Day, the United Nations has designated 2019 as the international year of the periodic table of chemical elements!

2019 marks the 150th anniversary of the table’s creation by Dmitry Mendeleev.  Other milestones in the history of chemistry will also be celebrated throughout the year.

Click here to learn more about the periodic table.

 

 

 

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)

Seven Score and 15 Years Ago …

19 November 1863
Seven score and 15 years ago, President Abraham Lincoln gave one of the most famous speeches in US history, The Gettysburg Address:

Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.

Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.

But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate—we can not consecrate—we can not hallow—this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us—that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion—that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain—that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom—and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.

Abraham Lincoln, “Gettysburg Address” Delivered by Lincoln at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania on 19th November 1863