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Week of August 20, 2001

Quote of the Week

"There is no substitute for hard work." Thomas Alva Edison, April, 1931. Read a book about Thomas Alva Edison.

Photo: Thomas Alva Edison.

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Picture of the Week

Join Christopher as he tours his FAVORITE VACATION SPOT -- THE COLUMBUS SANTA MARIA in Columbus, Ohio. Come and discover the conditions of what it was like to be on board Columbus' ship during the historic voyage in 1492. You can also participate in the tours and learn about the determination of the explorers, the impact of their encounters, and life as a 15th century shipmate. Be sure to stop by the Columbus Santa Maria Gift Shop and remember your voyage with personalized Columbus Santa Maria souvenirs, like this pencil that says "COLUMBUS SANTA MARIA!"

Photo Credit: Cindy Sams.

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Feature Book in Association with amazon.com

100 Women Who Shaped World History

This book is featured in the Millennium Bookstore. Read about the most influential women in world history from Cleopatra to Mother Teresa in this GREAT COLLECTION. Who was Catherine the Great, Louisa May Alcott, and Helen Keller? What did Marie Curie, Eleanor Roosevelt, and Valentina Tereshkova accomplish? This book tells the tales of these and other inspirational women throughout history.

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Trivia Question

This Week's Trivia Question:

Question: What is Sacagawea's nickname?

Photo: Sacagawea

Last Week's Trivia Question:
Question:True or False: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart could recreate a piece of music after hearing it only once.
True. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was a musical genius, and his talents far exceeded those of other musicians. He could imagine a piece of music in his head and then play it without having to write it down first. Mozart could also write down music flawlessly. Did you know his original manuscripts are in perfect handwriting without corrections?
Read a book about Wolfgang.

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Did You Know…

Did you know
Frederick Douglass was born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey?

Yes, Frederick was born into slavery in 1818. When Frederick was about 20 years old, he escaped north to freedom. He then changed his name to hide his identity. He wrote his autobiography, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, and started an anti-slavery newspaper, The North Star. Did you know Frederick Douglass participated in the first women's rights convention at Seneca Falls, New York, in 1848?

Photo: Frederick Douglass

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Who's Your Hero?

"My Dad. When people usually think of a person that they admire, it is typical to think of a person that is strong and an inspiration to them. I feel that you can admire and be inspired by a person even if they are no longer with you. The person that I admire the most is my father. He died when I was a baby, but I admire him for everything he was and everything he wanted me to be..."
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Your Question

Q: When was the Lincoln Memorial built? (Jeff W.)

A: The ground breaking for the Lincoln Memorial was on February 12, 1914, the 105th birthday of Abraham Lincoln. After eight years of construction, the Lincoln Memorial was dedicated on Memorial Day, 1922, to honor the 16th President of the United States. Two of Abraham Lincoln's speeches -- the Gettysburg Address and his Second Inaugural Address -- are carved inside the Memorial. Did you know the Lincoln Memorial is surrounded by thirty-six columns, one for every state in the reunited Union at the time of Lincoln's death? Read more about Abe Lincoln.

Photo: Abe in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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