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Ten 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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Ten Facts about Apollo 11

Neil Armstrong on the surface of the moon.

  1. Moon landing Apollo 11 was the first space flight to land humans on the moon. 2. Crew The crew of the Apollo 11 consisted of Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins. Neil Armstrong was the first to set foot on the moon, followed by Buzz Aldrin. Michael Collins remained in the spacecraft […]

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10 Facts About the Samurai

Japanese Samurai in armor

  1. One Who Serves The word Samurai, translated literally, means this, and it is something that the Samurai warrior would live by. Samurai were originally known as horse riding archers but evolved over time to focus more on melee combat and sword fighting. 2. Samurai Start Small Starting at a young age, some only […]

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Ten 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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Ten Surprising Facts about the Great Wall of China

Great Wall of China Tower

The Great Wall of China is an amazing landmark. You may have seen a picture of the wall, but do you really know about it? Here we examine some surprising things you may not know about the Great Wall. 1. What is the Great Wall of China? The Great Wall of China is a huge […]

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Ten Facts You May Not Know About the Montgomery Bus Boycott

Rosa Parks Bus

You have probably heard of Rosa Parks. What you may not know is that her arrest was just the start of a year-long event that involved all the busses in the city where she was arrested. The Montgomery bus boycott is an important event in the Civil Rights movement, and should be examined from start […]

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