Nov. 28, 2021 - On Dec. 1, 1955, Rosa Parks remained seated in her seat on Montgomery City Bus #2857 after the bus driver ordered her to give her seat to a white passenger. She respectfully declined and in doing so, helped launch the American Civil Rights Movement.
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Week of November 29irrigation: noun; mechanical process of watering crops
Drought conditions assessed weekly
moraines: noun; what is left from a glacier melting and moving over land;
National Park Week: Only bears sleep at Sleeping Bear Dunes
vehicle: noun; car, auto, truck
Festival to celebrate 80th anniversary of the Jeep
volcanologist: noun; a person who has studied and is an expert in the science of volcanoes, a type of geologist
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Today In History
December 31967: Dr. Christian Barnard, a South African surgeon, performed the world's first successful heart transplant at Cape Town, South Africa.
1818: Library of Congress: Illinois entered the Union. The twenty-first state takes its name from the Illinois Confederation - a group of Algonquian-speaking tribes native to the area. An Algonquian word, "Illinois" means "tribe of superior men."
1755: Gilbert Stuart, American portrait painter most famous for his painting of George Washington, was born in Rhode Island. He also painted portraits of Presidents Madison, Monroe and Jefferson. He died in 1828 in Boston, Massachusetts.
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