May 23, 2019 - The US contingent of DAKS Over Normandy, a fleet of WWII C-47 airplanes affectionately called Gooney Birds, have been 'crossing the pond' this week. The pond is a big one - the Atlantic Ocean. Final destination is Duxford Airfield in England, home base for up to 30 C-47s that will gather there to participate in events being held to honor the 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 1944).
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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 May 21caliber: noun; quality, excellence;
Backyard birders, start your checklists!
crevices: noun; small openings, breaks in larger structures, such as rocks and trees;
Species Spotlight: Red-bellied woodpecker
headwinds: noun; winds that blow directly at an airplane, a ship or in this context, migrating birds;
Migrating birds - and birders - facing headwinds
tactics: noun; strategies, actions;
National Park profile: Whiskeytown
tournament: noun; a series of competitive games to determine a champion;
Weekend of hoops and hoopla begins
Today In History
May 231911: The New York City Public Library was dedicated.
1865: Library of Congress: the Army of the Potomac celebrated the end of the Civil War by parading down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. Only weeks before, mourners watched Abraham Lincoln's funeral cortege travel the same thoroughfare. With many buildings still dressed in black crepe, this joyous procession could not help but remind spectators of that unhappy occasion. Laid out by Pierre L'Enfant, Pennsylvania Avenue was one of the earliest streets constructed in the federal city. Both George Washington and Thomas Jefferson considered the avenue an important feature of the new capital. After inspecting L'Enfant's plan, President Washington referred to the thoroughfare as a "Grand Avenue." Jefferson concurred, and while the "grand avenue" was little more than a wide dirt road, he planted it with rows of fast growing Lombardy poplars.
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