Sept. 21, 2018 - The life of Rosa Parks (1913-2005) was one defined by grace and grit, a combination reified in her tireless work to peacefully fight for her civil rights and the civil rights of all Americans, especially African Americans. Douglas Brinkley, author of Rosa Parks: A Life, the definitive biography of her life, eloquently delivered the Keynote Address at last Friday's Student News Net Symposium, held at the University of Iowa.
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Week of September 17hunker: verb; prepare for a period of adverse conditions;
Cardinals, Orioles, and Blue Jays closing out summer
imbued: verb; contained, saturated;
Stamp is a treat for philatelists
resembles: verb; looks like;
CDC: Do not eat Honey Smacks cereal
Today In History
1989: Hurricane Hugo strikes the United States at Charleston, South Carolina.
1784: Library of Congress: The nation's first daily newspaper, the Pennsylvania Packet and Daily Advertiser, began publication. The New England Courant, the first independent American newspaper was published by Benjamin Franklin's older brother in 1721. At the beginning of the Revolutionary War, 37 independent newspapers kept the colonists informed. The press contributed to the war effort by publishing broadsides, relaying information, chronicling the war, and sustaining community life.
1595: Library of Congress: Don Juan de Onate's petition and contract for the conquest of New Mexico was presented to Luís de Velasco, the viceroy of Nueva Vizcaya. Already a wealthy and prominent man, he sought to turn the Indians' wealth into his own and had requested the assignment after hearing rumors about golden cities in the vicinity.
Monarch butterflies preparing to migrate
Sept. 20, 2018 - Monarch butterflies in the United States are on the move.Read More
Thousands rescued during Hurricane Florence
Sept. 19, 2018 - Thousands of people have been rescued by thousands of first responders.Read More
NASA names new chief flight director
Sept. 18, 2018 - Yesterday NASA named Holly Ridings as its new chief flight director, the first woman to be named to that position.Read More
Sept. 17, 1787: US Constitution adopted
Sept.17, 2018 - On this day in 1787, the US Constitution was adopted.Read More
Florence producing catastrophic flooding
Sept 15, 2018 - Hurricane Florence has been downgraded but is producing torrential rain.Read More
Hurricane Florence makes landfall
Sept. 14, 2018 - Hurricane Florence made landfall this morning near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.Read More