of August 20, 2001
is no substitute for hard work." Thomas
Alva Edison, April, 1931. Read
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as he tours his FAVORITE VACATION SPOT
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!"
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What is Sacagawea's
or False: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart could recreate a piece of music
after hearing it only once.
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
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you know Frederick
Douglass was born Frederick Augustus Washington
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?
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"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..." Read
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Q: When was the Lincoln
Memorial built? (Jeff W.)
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
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in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
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