History, Holidays

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Warsaw Uprising

Warsaw Uprising by Tomaszewski Mazowiecka

The Warsaw Uprising began on August 1,1944 when the Polish Home Army, consisting of about 40,000 resistors, began shooting at German troops in the streets during World War II. The Polish resistance fighters were hoping to be relieved by the …[Continue]

Manhattan Project

Manhattan Project

The Manhattan Project (1939 – 1946) was a secret military research and development project to produce a nuclear weapon during World War II. The project began because it was feared that Nazi Germany was working on a similar plan. Some …[Continue]

Battle of Waterloo

Battle of Waterloo

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) rose to power during the French Revolution (1789-1799), and declared himself emperor of France in 1804. After a tumultuous decade, during which Napoleon was exiled, he returned to Paris in 1815, and embarked on a military crusade …[Continue]

Revolutionary War

American Revolutionary War

The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the War of Independence, had its origins in the objections of many American colonists to the taxes imposed by Britain. After the boycotts known as the Boston Tea Party, the colonists formed …[Continue]

Sally Ride

Sally Ride

Dr. Sally Ride (May 26, 1951 – July 23, 2012), a 32-year-old physicist and astronaut, became the first American woman in space on June 18, 1983, when she flew a six-day mission aboard the space shuttle Challenger. To this day, …[Continue]

Anne Frank

Anne Frank

Anne Frank was just thirteen-years old when she and her family went into hiding behind the Amsterdam office of her father to avoid persecution by Hitler’s Nazis. One of her dearest possessions was the diary she had just received as …[Continue]

Helen Keller

Helen Keller

Helen Keller was born in 1880 with sight and hearing, but an illness at eighteen months left her deaf, blind, and mute. Keller overcame these disabilities to became an international spokesperson championing the causes of education, research and opportunity for …[Continue]

Nazi Plunder

Nazi Plunder

During World War II, the Nazi party stole thousands of pieces of European artwork and other items of cultural significance. Some were destroyed, but after the war, many treasures were recovered by the Allies’ Monuments, Fine Arts, and Archives program …[Continue]

Mother’s Day Poems

Mother's Day Poems

In celebration of mothers, I’ve gathered the following poetry collections. Some include original works, others feature works from famous dead poets. Most allow the use of their poems on handmade Mother’s Day cards, but be sure to check each site’s …[Continue]