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New exhibit on Women in the Air Force opens today
New exhibit on Women in the Air Force opens today

March 5, 2021 - In honor of Women's History Month, the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force in Dayton, Ohio is launching a new exhibit today - Women in the Air Force From Yesterday into Tomorrow. The opening ceremony is being streamed live today at 6:30 p.m. EST with a new video being shown ten minutes before the virtual event begins.

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Weekly VOCAB

Week of March 01

cartoonist: noun; an artist who draws cartoons, comic strips and/or animations;
'Good ol' Charlie Brown has the last sigh

collaboration: noun; actions through which two or more people or entities work together;
Is 'pancake' ice on the menu for winter 2021?

expansion: noun; actions that expand or make greater in size, such as acquisition of more land;
Sept. 10, 1813: U.S. Navy meets the British Royal Navy on Lake Erie

Today In History

March 5

1946: In a speech delivered at Westminster College in Missouri, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill referred to the "iron curtain," the cold war boundary between countries controlled by the Soviet Union and western countries.

1868: Impeachment proceedings against President Andrew Johnson began. Ultimately, Johnson remained in office when the Senate was one vote short of the two-thirds majority needed to impeach a president.

1770: The Boston Massacre took place when British troops and a crowd in Boston confronted each other. Five men were killed by British troops, an event that sparked further dislike for British rule.

1512: Gerhardus Mercator, cartographer and geographer who developed the Mercator Projection of the ratio of latitude to longitude still in use today, was born in Belgium.

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