of March 26, 2001
Ergo Sum" (Translation: I think, therefore, I am.) René
Descartes from Discourse on Method,
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This Week's Trivia Question:
True or False. Nicolaus
always believed the earth was the center of the universe.
How many voyages did Christopher Columbus make to the New World?
made four voyages to the New World between 1492 and 1504. On the
First Voyage, he took 3 ships and "discovered" the Americas. On
the Second Voyage he sailed with 17 ships and established a colony
on Hispaniola (today Haiti and the Dominican Republic). On his Third
Voyage, he sailed with 6 ships and discovered Trinidad and South
America. On his Fourth Voyaged or "High Voyage" he sailed with 4
ships and crossed the Atlantic in 21 days. Read
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Did you know Florence Nightingale
met Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell, the first woman doctor in the United
Nightingale met Dr.
Elizabeth Blackwell, and Florence learned
a lot from Dr. Blackwell about women achieving great things. Elizabeth
was born in England and grew up in the United States. When Elizabeth
was 24 years old, she decided to become a doctor. Elizabeth graduated
at the top of her class from Geneva Medical College in New York,
and she opened a hospital staffed by women doctors and started a
medical school for women. Read
Elizabeth Blackwell (left) and Florence
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Nightingale is my
hero. I bought the Florence bear because my mom is a nurse. And
then I read a biography about Florence Nightingale. The more I read
about her life, the more amazed I became. She was absolutely an
extraordinary, incredible, helpful, caring, and beautiful person.
I wish I had known her in person, and I am very appreciative that
I now know about her."
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Q: Why is there a
"c." before the year Sacagawea
(Pat from Wyoming)
The exact year in which Sacagawea
was born is unknown. It is believed she was born around 1788. "Circa"
is another word for around, therefore, it is said Sacagawea was
born circa 1788. Circa is abbreviated as the letter "c," and we
write Sacagawea was born c. 1788. The year in which Sacagawea died
is also unknown. She either died in 1812 or 1884. Although the exact
year of her death is not certain, we do not place a "c." before
the year because we do know she died in either 1812 or 1884, not
around these years. Read
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