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Week of September 3, 2001

Quote of the Week

"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" -- Maya Angelou (1928 - ). Angelou is a U.S. writer and editor.

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Trivia Question

This Week's Trivia Question:

Question: Which of the following Documents begins with the words, "Four score and seven years ago"?

a) Articles of Confederation
U.S. Constitution
Emancipation Proclamation
Gettysburg Address


Last Week's Trivia Question:
Question: In what town was the first Lincoln-Douglas debate held?
Ottawa, Illinois. Seven Lincoln-Douglas debates took place in 1858, between U.S. Senate candidates Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas. The first debate was held on August 21, 1858, in Ottawa's town square, Washington Park. The big boulder behind Mary and Abe in the photo marks the very spot where Lincoln uttered the immortal words against the institution of slavery: "A house divided against itself cannot stand." Read a book about Abe.

Photo: Mary and Abe in Ottawa, Illinois, in front of the spot where the first of the Lincoln-Douglas Debates was held.

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Did You Know…

Did you know Mark Twain published Ulysses S. Grant's autobiography?

Yes, Ulysses S. Grant wrote his autobiography called, Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant. Ulysses was diagnosed with throat cancer and was going to use the money from the sale of the book to provide for his family after he passed away. He finished the autobiography days before he died. It is one of the most famous autobiographies in American history. Read a book about Ulysses.

Photos: Ulysses S. Grant.

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Who's Your Hero?

"Brian Thomas Littrell...It all began approximately four years ago when the strength, faith, and reassurance that had been washed away from my existence re-entered my life through the uplifting voice of a young man. Not only was his angelic voice enough to lift me from my sorrow, but the numerous tests of faith this man has endured guided my heart down a path of healing. Brian Thomas Littrell is a man of his word and a true hero in my eyes...
" Written by Katie E. Green. Read more.

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Your Question

Q: Who was Copernicus? (Marc from San Francisco, CA)

A: Nicolaus Copernicus was a Polish astronomer who lived from 1473 to 1543. Copernicus was the first person to challenge the belief the earth was the center of the universe. In 1543, Copernicus published his book, On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres. It established the theory the earth revolved around the sun. This theory was called the Heliocentric theory. Heliocentric means "sun-centered." It is also known as the Copernican theory, after Copernicus.

Photo: Nicolaus Copernicus

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