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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 Facts About The Pituitary Gland

The Pituitary Gland

Also called the “master gland”, the pituitary gland is an important part of the endocrine system. Its purpose is to make sure the body produces the correct type and amount of hormones at all times. This is essential for the body to stay healthy. 1. Endocrine System The endocrine system works with the nerves to […]

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Ten Facts about King Tut

King Tut Ankh Amun Golden Mask

  1. Name While most people call the him King Tut, his actual name was Tutankhamen. His name means Living image of Amun. Amun was a local deity to Thebes. He was the God of wind and the King of the Gods. His original name was Tutankhaten, or Living image of Aten. His father had […]

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