New space telescope to launch in 2018 Dec. 1, 2015 - NASA is one step closer to having new “eyes in the sky.” Since 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope has probed the solar system as never before sending back stunning and stellar images for scientists to study and the public to admire. In 2018, the James Webb Space Telescope is scheduled to launch into space as Hubble's successor.
successor: noun;a person or thing coming after another, usually in the same capacity; Find it in blue in today's top story!
1987: World Aids Day was held for the first time and every year following on Dec. 1 to raise awareness worldwide of the AIDS epidemic.
1955: In Montgomery, Alabama, Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat to a white passenger and was arrested, sparking a 381-day bus boycott led by Martin Luther King, Jr. The Civil Rights Movement gained momentum.
1959: The Antarctic Treaty was signed by 12 countries, making the Antarctic continent a demilitarized zone to be preserved for scientific research.
1814: General Andrew Jackson, commander of the U.S. Army of the Southwest, defended New Orleans, Louisiana, against British invasion; a series of skirmishes over the next few weeks culminated in the Battle of New Orleans.
1. Describe the change in weather conditions that led to the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.
2. How does the song written about the sinking tell the story in a powerful way? Choose one verse and explain its meaning with details from the story and videos.
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Freedom shines brightly Nov. 19, 2015 - President Lincoln's 1863 Gettsyburg Address is more relevant than ever as the world stands in solidarity with France in defense of freedom.
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