1. On this day… Time Zones!

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    On this day in 1918, standard time zones and daylight savings were established and signed into law. Prior to this legislation, time zones in the United States were dictated by American railroad companies. This would cause confusion when two different railroad companies shared a common station and reported different times. Many railroad companies determined their […]

  2. Mousey Monday – Saint Patrick’s Day

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    Happy Mousey Monday from Mousey to our Cache and Cookies readers! Aside from being Mousey Monday today, it is also Saint Patrick’s Day! Saint Patrick’s Day began in the seventeenth century as an observance by the Catholic Church. For Christians, the day commemorates Saint Patrick and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. As time has […]

  3. On this day… Gandhi’s Salt March began!

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    On this day in 1930, Mohandas Gandhi’s Salt March began. Indians participated in the Salt March to challenge the British taxation and monopoly on salt. A critical part of the Indian independence movement, Gandhi rallied thousands of his peers to walk 240 miles to the coastal village of Dandi. The demonstrators collected salt from the beach’s shores while refusing to pay the British Salt Act’s steep taxes. This […]

  4. On this day… Boston Massacre

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    On this day in 1770, British soldiers fired into a group of colonial patriots in what is known as the “Boston Massacre.” Five civilians lost their lives in what is considered to be a critical incident leading up to the Revolutionary War. The colonials had grown tired of the British occupation and taxation in the American […]

  5. Mousey Monday – American Red Cross

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    Happy Mousey Monday from Mousey to our Cache and Cookies readers! March is American Red Cross Month and Discovery Education has various resources on the American Red Cross and its role throughout the world’s history. The American Red Cross, also known as the American National Red Cross is a foundation that provides humanitarian aid, emergency […]

  6. On this day… birth of Levi Strauss!

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    On this day in 1829, Levi Strauss was born in Buttenheim, Bavaria (now Germany). Strauss moved to New York in 1846, where his brothers owned a dry goods business. In 1853, Strauss moved again—this time to San Francisco, California. Strauss opened his own dry goods business on the West Coast, and called it “Levi Strauss […]

  7. Mousey Monday – Black History Month

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    Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!  It is the last week in February, the Black History month. The annual observance of this month is also known as African-American History Month. This month long observance is for the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African community. The first […]

  8. On this day… Thomas Edison patents the Phonograph!

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    On this day in 1877, Thomas Edison patented the phonograph. Phonographs were among the first devices to both record and play audio recordings. Phonographs record audio using needles, which use sound waves to create etches into a foil-covered cylinder. As the cylinder rotates, a second needle runs along these etches and plays the recorded audio. […]

  9. Mousey Monday – Presidents’ Day

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    Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!! Today is the President’s day! In the United States. Presidents’ Day is a federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February. This holiday is in honor of George Washington’s birthday, the first president of the United States. Both Abraham Lincoln and George Washington’s birthdays are […]

  10. On this day… Founding of the NAACP!

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    On this day in 1909… The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was founded. The organization’s mission is to achieve and maintain a society without racial discrimination. Currently the largest civil rights group in the United States, the NAACP was a driving force behind the end of lynching in the early-to-mid 1900s, […]

  11. Mousey Monday – Toyota Teen Driver School Sweeps

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    Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers! Discovery Education and Toyota are currently running the Toyota Teen Driver School Sweeps! This is according to the National Safety Council. It is important to educate and promote safety behind the wheel. http://www.toyotateendriver.com/sweepstakes   Anyone can enter on behalf of their school, so spread the word! […]

  12. 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, […]

  13. Mousey Monday – Black History Month

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    Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!  February is Black History Month in the United States, and Canada. The annual observance is also known as African-American History Month. The month long observance is for the remembrance of important people and events in the history of the African community. The first celebration of Black […]

  14. Mousey Monday – International Holocaust Remembrance Day

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    Happy Mousey Monday to our Cache and Cookies readers!  Today in 1996, 18 years ago, Germany first observed International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day is for the memory of victims of the Holocaust. The Holocaust was the mass murder of millions of Jews during World War II by Nazi Germany, led by Adolf Hitler. January […]

  15. Fun Fact Friday: F-35B vertical take-off and landing

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    Did you know that the experimental F-35B fighter plane is capable of taking off and landing without a runway? It’s true! While typical planes need to get a “running start” to achieve enough speed in order to take off, the F-35B (created by Lockheed Martin) is different. It has a unique feature known as VTOL, […]

  16. On this day…

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    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 […]