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10 Facts About Laura Ingalls Wilder

Entrance to the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum

Laura Ingalls Wilder, the American author best known for her “Little House” children’s books, was born on February 7, 1867 in Pepin County, Wisconsin. She died in Mansfield, Missouri on February 10, 1957. 1.  Parents and Siblings Laura Ingalls Wilder’s parents, Charles Ingalls and Caroline Quiner were married in Concord Wisconsin on February 1, 1860. […]

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10 Facts About Jane Austen

Jane Austen

Jane Austen is known for her comedic works depicting young women in England during the 1800’s. Her works continue to be popular over 100 years after her death. 1. Jane Austen wrote 6 books. Her books include: “Emma”, “Mansfield Park”, “Persuasion”, “Pride and Prejudice”, “Northanger Abbey” and “Sense and Sensibility”. Jane Austen began a seventh […]

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10 Facts About Albert Einstein

Citizen-Einstein

Theoretical physicist and humanitarian, Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879. He died of heart failure in Princeton, New Jersey on April 18, 1955. Although he spoke of himself as a “mathematical ignoramus,” he is known as a genius to the scientific community. 1.  Family Life As an infant, Albert Einstein lived […]

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10 Intriguing Facts About The Medici

The Medici Family Bronzino Atelier

The Medici family was a powerful Italian family that was involved in politics, money and much more.  The Medici was called “The Godfathers of the Renaissance”. They supported artists, ruled cities and were thought to be one of the wealthiest families in Europe during the 14th century.  The family had humble beginnings and went on […]

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10 Facts About Amelia Earhart

Mantz, Earhart, Manning and Noonan

Amelia Earhart was born in Atchison, Kansas on July 4, 1897 to Amy and Edwin Earhart. Her greatest ambition was to become the first woman to pilot a plane. Amelia Earhart succeeded in her goal and was the first woman to pilot a plane across the Atlantic Ocean. 1. Early Life Amy and Edwin Earhart […]

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10 Facts about Paul Cézanne

Paul Cezanne

1. His Dad Was Rich Growing up in Aix-en-Provence, Paul Cézanne was born to a wealthy family. His father was a banker, and a very well respected individual in the town, therefore Cézanne never had to worry about funding for his projects or lessons. Cézanne use this opportunity to attend the College Bourbon, where he […]

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