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you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right." -- Henry
Ford, U.S. industrialist. Ford revolutionized
the automobile industry and founded Ford Motors.
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Who was the first African American Supreme Court Justice?
Marshall was the first African American
Supreme Court Justice. President Lyndon Johnson nominated Marshall
for the U.S. high court in 1967. Before this appointment, Marshall
was a Civil Rights Attorney. He appeared before the Supreme Court
as an attorney in 32 cases, and he won 29 of these cases, including
Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka in 1954. Read
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Did you know Robert
E. Lee's father was a close
friend of George Washington?
Yes, Robert E. Lee's
father was General Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee. Light Horse Harry
was an American Revolutionary War hero. He was with General George
Washington when the British surrendered at Yorktown, Virginia, in
1781. Light Horse Harry spoke at George Washington's funeral and
described Washington as "first in war, first in peace, and first
in the hearts of his countrymen." Read
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"My twin sister is my hero, and I am her
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Britney from Vancouver
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Q: What is a blue moon? (Samatha from
When there is a second full moon
in the same month, the second full moon is called a blue moon. A
is the phase of the moon when it is fully illuminated. On average,
it takes the moon 29 days 12 hours 44 minutes to orbit the earth.
Therefore, a full moon occurs every 29.53 days. Since the moon's
orbit is approximately one month long, it is rare to have a two
full moons in the same month. This is why the saying "once in a
blue moon" means something hardly ever happens.
However, after futher study, there may be another definition of
a blue moon. One report states a blue moon is not the second full
moon of a calendar month, but instead it may have a connection with
the four seaons of the year.
In any event, did you know the moon is 238,855 miles from Earth
and its gravity is one-sixth that of Earth? Did you know the moon
was formed over 4.6 billion years ago? Read
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