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Week of March 18, 2002

"How do I love thee? Let me count the ways." -- Opening line to the poem, How Do I Love Thee? by Elizabeth Barrett Browning (1806-1861).

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Galileo, the IMA Hero™ Bear, stands in front of Galileo, the spacecraft, along with his new friend and JPL engineer at the 2001 JPL Open House in Pasadena, California. Mark your calendars -- the 2002 JPL Open House will be held on May 18 & 19. We'll see you there!

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Archives - Picture of the Week


A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman
Introduce Harriet Tubman to young readers with the EASY-TO-READ beginning biography of a REMARKABLE woman and conductor for the Underground Railroad. To learn more, join our Women in History Reading Program
featuring Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Helen Keller, and Amelia Earhart.

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On what date did Christopher Columbus first reach the Americas?

Christopher Columbus

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Archives - Trivia Question


Did you know Renaissance is a French word meaning "rebirth?"

Yes. The Renaissance swept through Europe from the 1400's to the 1600's. During this time, Europe was experiencing a "rebirth" of painting, sculpting, literature, architecture, and science. Europe was relearning the lessons of ancient Greece and Rome. Florence, Italy, was the center of the Renaissance movement. Did you know two famous Renaissance artists are Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci?

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Archives - Did You Know…


Amelia Earhart is my hero for her achievements in flying. I love flying, and Amelia Earhart is my inspiration. She set many flying records. She was the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, and the first person to fly from Hawaii to California.

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Did Wolfgang A. Mozart influence Ludwig van Beethoven's compositions?

Here are four reasons which imply Mozart influenced Beethoven:

1. Mozart (1756-1791) lived before Beethoven (1770-1827). This proves it is at least possible for Mozart's work to have influenced Beethoven's work.

2. It has been written Beethoven had respect for the works of Mozart. This shows Beethoven had come into contact with Mozart's work.

3. Mozart and Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) influenced the Classical Period (1750-1820) by developing grand forms of symphony, opera, string quartet, and concerto. Beethoven composed his works during this time. Therefore, Beethoven could have been either directly or indirectly influenced by Mozart.

4. In 1787, Beethoven had planned to study under Mozart. Beethoven, however, had to change his plans when his mother became ill. In 1792, Beethoven began studying with Haydn in Vienna. Mozart had influenced the later works of Haydn, and therefore, it is possible this influence was passed from Haydn to Beethoven.

Mozart     Beethoven

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On what date did Christopher Columbus first reach the Americas?

October 12, 1492.
In 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella of Spain supported Christopher's voyage across the Atlantic Ocean. Christopher left from Spain with a crew of 90 men and a fleet of three ships. His three ships were called the Niña, the Pinta, and the Santa María. Three months later, on October 12, 1492, Christopher and his crew landed in the Americas.

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