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most important fact about Spaceship Earth: An instruction book didn't
come with it." -- Buckminister Fuller (1895-1983). Fuller was
a U.S. architect and engineer who invented several revolutionary
designs, including the Geodesic Dome in 1947.
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da Vinci (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists)
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This Week's Trivia Question:
What was the name of Robert
E. Lee and his horse.
were the first words recorded on the phonograph?
"Mary had a little lamb." In
Alva Edison experimented with a
talking machine. He turned a crank on this talking machine and recited
the nursery rhyme, "Mary had a little lamb." These words were successfully
played back, and they were the first words ever recorded. The Talking
Machine was known as the Phonograph, and today it is called the
Record Player. Read
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you know Vasco da Gama was the first explorer to discover a
sea route from Europe to Asia?
Yes, when the Ottoman
Empire blocked the European trade route by land to the Far East,
many explorers set out to find a new sea route. One of these explorers
was Bartholomew Diaz. In 1488, Diaz discovered Africa's southern
tip which is known as the Cape of Good Hope. Another explorer was
Columbus. In 1492, Columbus sailed west and discovered the Americas.
And then there was Vasco da Gama. In 1499, da Gama continued around
the Cape of Good Hope and discovered a sea route to the Far East.
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"My family is my hero. I love my
mom, dad, brothers, and sisters. I come from a big family, and there
is always someone around to help each other. We are never lonely
because there is always someone to play a game with, go the movies
with, go to the beach with, or just hang out. Also, my mom and dad
take us to get ice cream on Saturdays!"
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Q: Why did the Emancipation
Proclamation only free slaves in areas controlled by the Confederacy?
The Emancipation Proclamation was
signed by Abraham
on January 1, 1863, and freed the 4 million African-Americans held
as slaves in the Confederate States of America. For political and
military reasons, the Emancipation Proclamation did not free the
slaves in the border states: Maryland, Kentucky, Missouri, and Delaware.
These states, located between the North and the South, were the
only slaves states still in the Union. To win the war, the Union
needed the support from the border states. If slavery were banned
in all states, the border states may have seceded and joined the
Confederacy which may have given the Confederacy enough momentum
to defeat the Union on the battlefield and become its own country.
If the Confederacy had won the war, slavery would have continued
in the border states and the southern states. Read
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