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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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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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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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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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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

What’s Happening at Discovery Education?

Happy Wednesday Cache and Cookie readers!! Checking in to give you an update on an upcoming event at Discovery Education!     DEN Fall VirtCon: Tech or Treat!!! October 19th, 9:00am – 4:00pm EST       The DEN Fall Virtual Conference is a free professional development event that will be focusing on providing educators

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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

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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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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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

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