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Fun Fact Friday: George Washington Carver

Fun Fact Friday: George Washington Carver

Did you know that George Washington Carver invented over 100 uses for the peanut? He is also known for pioneering crop rotation in the United States. Besides being a scientist, botanist, and inventor, Carver was also a teacher. George Washington Carver was believed to be born in 1864, but his exact birth date is unknown.

Fred Rogers with the Neighborhood seen on his show.

On This Day: Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood premiered

Just out of college and headed for a career in music, Fred Rogers happened to catch an episode of what passed for children’s television in the 1950s – grotesquely grinning hosts, raucous improvised dialogue, and broad, pie-in-the-face humor. Appalled, Rogers vowed to counteract such programming with his own shows He started with the low-budget Children’s

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