Sept. 17, 2019 - On this day in 1787, the United States of America, just 11 years after declaring independence from England, adopted a new Constitution to govern the nascent, sovereign nation. It established three branches of government - executive, judicial, and legislative - and outlined how this new experiment in government by the people would work
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Sept. 21, 2018 - Douglas Brinkley eloquently delivered the Keynote Address at last Friday's Student News Net Symposium.Read More
- Why is Rosa Parks called the 'Mother of the Civil Rights Movement?
- What prepared Rosa for the action she took on Montgomery City Bus #2857 on Dec. 1, 1955?
- Why was the life Rosa led such a courageous one?
Douglas Brinkley, author of Rosa Parks: A Life, speaks at the Student News Net Symposium on Sept. 14, 2018..
Week of September 16adequate: adjective; enough, sufficient;
Storm system soon to be Hurricane Barry
delicious: adjective; good tasting;
Pi Day perfect day for pie
topical: adjective; relevant, related to a current issue or topic;
CDC releases novel about disease detectives
unconditional: adjective; without any conditions or requirements, rules;
Liberation of Paris - 75th anniversary
Today In History
September 191985: An earthquake in Mexico resulted in nearly 10,000 deaths.
1819: Library of Congress: English poet John Keats, inspired by the beauty of the changing season, wrote "To Autumn," a three-stanza ode to the splendor, bounty, and melancholy of fall. Born in London, England, in 1795, he trained to become a surgeon before devoting himself to poetry in 1817. John Keats died of tuberculosis on February 23, 1821. Just twenty-five years old, his death cut short the life of a great poet.
1777: Library of Congress: After a series of discouraging military defeats, continental soldiers fighting under American General Horatio Gates defeated the British at Saratoga, New York. Within weeks, Gates joined forces with American General Benedict Arnold to vanquish the redcoats again at the Second Battle of Saratoga. On October 17, British General John Burgoyne surrendered his troops under the Convention of Saratoga, which provided for the return of his men to Great Britain on condition that they would not serve again in North America during the war.
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Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) keep researchers busy
Sept. 16, 2019 - If there was an easy solution to eliminate Harmful Algal Blooms (HAB) in bodies of water, scientists would have identified and implemented one by now. There is not a simple solution even though many people think there is.Read More
USS Arizona Memorial reopens
Sept. 12, 2019 - The USS Arizona Memorial reopened on Sept. 1 after being closed since May 2018.Read More
Thousands of lives cut short on Sept. 11, 2001
Sept. 11, 2019 - On Sept. 11, 2001, Lorraine Bay was a flight attendant on Flight 93. She would not come home.Read More
Pause Wednesday to learn about 9/11
Sept. 9, 2019 - Sept. 11, 2001 has special meaning in New York City, Washington DC, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.Read More
Dorian making landfall and exit
Sept. 6, 2019 - Hurricane Dorian will finally go far out to sea over the weekend.Read More
Dorian strengthens with eye on Carolinas
Sept. 5, 2019 - Although the east coast of Florida dodged Hurricane Dorian, it's now affecting South Carolina.Read More