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  1. Fun Fact Friday: George Washington Carver

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    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. […]

  2. On This Day: Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood premiered

    Fred Rogers with the Neighborhood seen on his show.

    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 […]