Posts By Andrew Harshey

  1. On this day… Apollo 14

    On this day… Apollo 14, the eighth manned mission in the United States Apollo program, and the third mission to land on the moon, touched down on February 5, 1971. It was the third and final of the H – missions, landings with up to two day stays on the moon, including two moonwalks (no, […]

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    Sir Francis Bacon

    On this day… Sir Francis Bacon, an English philosopher, statesman, and scientist, was born January 22, 1561. Bacon’s work established and made popular the inductive methods for scientific inquiry, referred to as the scientific method (the foundation of modern scientific inquiry). He also served as Attorney General and Lord Chancellor of England. Bacon began attending […]

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    martin luther king

    On this day… Martin Luther King, Jr., an American pastor, activist, and leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement, was born on January 15, 1929. King was best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights through the use of nonviolent protests and civil disobedience.   Born Michael Luther King, he later changed […]

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    Elvis Presley

    On this day… Elvis Presley, an American singer, musician, and actor, was born on January 8, 1935. He is often referred to as “the King of Rock and Roll” or simply, “the King”. While Elvis Presley didn’t invent Rock and Roll, he was the music style’s biggest star and did arguably more to popularize the […]

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    Ratification of 13th amendment

        On December 18, 1865, the ratification of the 13th Amendment was verified, formally abolishing slavery in the United States. The 13th Amendment declared that, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject […]

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    aurora borealis

    On this day… The first recorded sighting of the aurora borealis took place in New England on December 11, 1719. While the aurora borealis had been observed much, much earlier than 1719 by the native peoples in Canada and Alaska, it was a new and unexplained phenomenon for the English settlers in New England. The […]

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    Edison phonograph

    On this day… In 1877, Thomas Edison invented the phonograph, a device used for the recording and reproduction of sound recordings. While it was originally stated that Edison had tested his invention on August 12, 1877, most historians believe it happened a few months later, as Edison didn’t file for a patent until December 24, […]

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    On this day…   Anders Celsius, a Swedish astronomer, physicist, and mathematician, was born on November 27, 1701. Celsius is best known for the temperature scale that bears his surname, the Celsius temperature scale.   Anders Celsius chose to pursue a career in science at an early age, as he was the son of an […]

  9. Movember


    Movember, or No-Shave November, is an annual event in November in which men grow moustaches (or facial hair, in general) to raise awareness of men’s health issues, such as prostate cancer. The idea is to raise awareness by letting your hair, which many cancer patients lose, grow wild and free. Oftentimes, people will donate the […]

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    On this day…   The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, a national memorial in Washington, D.C., was established on November 13, 1982. It pays tribute to the U.S. service members who fought in the Vietnam War, those who lost their lives in service, and service members who were Missing In Action during the War.   The memorial […]

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    Basketball's Inventor Dr. Naismith

    On this day…   Dr. James Naismith, the inventor of basketball, was born on November 6, 1861. Dr. Naismith, a Canadian-born teacher and coach, invented basketball while teaching physical education at the YMCA Training School in Springfield, Mass.    Dr. Naismith was born near Almonte, Ontario, Canada and attended McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, studying […]

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    John Adams

    On this day… John Adams, the second president of the United States, was born on October 30, 1735. Before serving as President, Adams earlier served twice as the first Vice President of the United States. Prior to his time in office, Adams made name for himself as a political philosopher and outspoken independent mind. John […]

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    Apple iPod

    On this day… On October 23rd, 2001, Apple released the first line of iPods, offering “1,000 songs in your pocket.” The iPod is a line of portable media players designed and created by Apple Inc. The first iPod was released about 8 months after the release of the Macintosh version of iTunes, Apple’s media player […]

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    Noah Webster

    On this day… Today, October 16th, is recognized as National Dictionary Day, in honor of the birthday of Noah Webster. Noah Webster, a lexicographer, political writer, editor, and author, was born on October 16th, 1758. Webster studied law at Yale, and passed the bar in 1781. However, with the Revolutionary War in full swing, he […]

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    On this day… The International Day of Non-Violence is observed on October 2nd , in honor of the birthday of Mahatma Gandhi. On June 15th 2007, the United Nations General Assembly voted to establish October 2nd as the International Day of Non-Violence. Mohandas Gandhi, better known as Mahatma (Great Soul) Gandhi, is commonly referred to […]

  16. Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge


    Happy Thursday Cache and Cookies readers!! Just checking in to update everyone on the current happenings around Discovery Education! *NEWSFLASH* September has been renamed STEMtember in support of the Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge! The Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge is a new age type of science fair. This isn’t a […]

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    Vasco nunez de balboa

    On this day… In 1513, Vasco Núñez de Balboa discovered what was referred to as, the “South Sea” (Pacific Ocean). On September 1, 1513, Balboa led an expedition in search of gold with about 200 Spaniards and many natives. On the journey across the isthmus of Panama, Balboa encountered many obstacles such as jungles, mountain […]

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    New York Times First Edition

    On this date… The New York Times, nicknamed The Gray Lady, was first published on September 18th, 1851. The paper, whose motto is “All the News That’s Fit to Print”, was co-founded by journalist Henry Jarvis Raymond and banker George Jones. The first issue was sold for just one penny. The paper is structured in […]

  19. Did you know…

    Australia Commonwealth Coat of Arms

    Did you know…Kangaroos can’t hop backwards? Because of their exceptionally muscular tail and huge feet, it is extremely difficult for them to move backwards at all. Their tail is so big and strong, it is used almost like a fifth limb when fighting. They will balance on their tail and use both enormous feet to […]