Jan. 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jan. 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Jan. 27, 2019 - On this day 74 years ago, the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland was liberated by the Soviet Union, an Allied country. In spring 1945, British soldiers liberated the Bergen-Belsen camp in northern Germany. And United States soldiers liberated Dachau, the first camp Nazi Germany opened in 1933 in southern Germany.
 
  • Jan. 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Jan. 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Jan. 27, 2019 - On this day 74 years ago, the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland was liberated by the Soviet Union, an Allied country. In spring 1945, British soldiers liberated the Bergen-Belsen camp in northern Germany. And United States soldiers liberated Dachau, the first camp Nazi Germany opened in 1933 in southern Germany.

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  • Remembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nears

    Remembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nears

    Jan. 11, 2019 - For the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 2019), Student News Net will be posting a series of stories honoring the people of D-Day. Fred Bahlau was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne. He "dropped" behind enemy lines on D-Day.

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  • Rare 1943 copper penny could bring $200,000

    Rare 1943 copper penny could bring $200,000

    Jan. 9, 2019 - In 1942 and 1943, copper was needed to make war materials. World War II was raging so millions of pennies, called steelies, were made by coating steel with zinc. But a small number of copper pennies were made in error. In 1947, Don Lutes, Jr., a sixteen year old student in Massachusetts, received one. It was in his change after purchasing lunch at his high school cafeteria. That coin will go up for auction Thursday by Heritage Auctions. It could fetch more than $200,000.

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  • Apollo 8 explored the moon and discovered Earth

    Apollo 8 explored the moon and discovered Earth

    Dec. 10, 2018 - Fifty years ago this month, Frank Borman, Jim Lovell, and Bill Anders, NASA astronauts, celebrated Christmas Eve as they orbited the moon. They were the astrinaut crew on the Apollo 8 mission. It was the first time humans had left Earth's orbit. To honor the anniversary, Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum will present the "Spirit of Apollo" Tuesday. It will be held at the National Cathedral in Washington DC. Jim Lovell, now 90, will participate. NASA will stream the event live.

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  • What does it mean to

    What does it mean to 'lie in state' or 'lie in honor?'

    Dec. 6, 2018 - Thousands of people waited for hours in cold temperatures at the U.S. Capitol this week. They waited to enter the Capitol Rotunda where the casket of President George H.W. Bush lain in state. It's an honor that has been afforded to only 31 people before President Bush. In addition, since 1998, Congress has authorized four ordinary citizens to "lie in honor."

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  • Students give voice to rare music first played at Auschwitz

    Students give voice to rare music first played at Auschwitz

    Dec. 4, 2018 - Fourteen student musicians enrolled at the University of Michigan's School of Music, Theatre and Dance recently made history. They recorded a rare musical manuscript. It was found by U-M Prof. Patricia Hall at the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Poland. The manuscript was based on a popular song in the early 1940s that was arranged and played by Auschwitz prisoners in 1943 during World War II. It hasn't been played in 75 years.

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  • I spy a cool museum - and book

    I spy a cool museum - and book

    Nov. 30, 2018 - For centuries, spies have been in the business of deception. A gift of a wooden horse hides an invading army. Ninjas train for years to sleuth in the shadows. Seemingly random groups of numbers and scrambled letters reveal battle plans. Buttons and pens become cameras and weapons. These are tools of the trade for the clandestine cohort of spies, personified by Bond, James Bond. Visitors can immerse themselves in all of this hidden history - and even spy on other visitors - at the International Spy Museum.

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  • Women write history through the Vietnam Women

    Women write history through the Vietnam Women's Memorial

    Nov. 14, 2018 - About 300 people gathered Saturday evening for a Candlelight Ceremony at the Vietnam Women's Memorial to honor its 25th anniversary. Diane Carlson Evans, an Army nurse, Vietnam veteran, and founder of the Memorial, spoke to Student News Net before the ceremony.

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  • Fall 1918: Influenza pandemic rages

    Fall 1918: Influenza pandemic rages

    Nov. 5, 2018 - One hundred years ago there were two major events happening simultaneously. World War I was being fought in Europe and an influenza pandemic was raging. The pandemic came in three waves beginning in spring 1918. The second wave during fall 1918 was the most lethal. Before it was over in 1919, at least 50 million people worldwide died from influenza. That total includes 675,000 people in the United States.

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  • Mission to the Sun is heating up

    Mission to the Sun is heating up

    Oct. 30, 2018 - Things are heating - and speeding - up for a NASA mission. It's their Parker Solar Probe mission traveling to the Sun. At about 1:04 p.m. EDT yesterday, it broke a record for distance. The record for a man-made spacecraft's closest distance to the Sun was 26.55 million miles. The record was set by Helios 2 in 1976. The Parker Probe broke that record yesterday.

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  • Will this winter be mild?

    Will this winter be mild?

    Oct. 24, 2018 - Fall temperatures are dipping below freezing. It's a harbinger of days to come. The official start of winter is still weeks away. But NOAA meteorologists are working at the Climate Prediction Center to forecast winter weather. They are looking at weather data and believe a mild winter could be in store for many parts of the United States.

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  • Now is the time to stop the flu

    Now is the time to stop the flu

    Oct. 22, 2018 - Severity of influenza varies from year to year. It varies due to a number of factors. But what does not vary is the importance of getting the annual flu vaccine. The vaccine prevents illness. The number of people ill with influenza (flu) and influenza-like illnesses (ILI) normally peaks in February. But influenza viruses are circulating now.

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  • How mighty is the Mississippi?

    How mighty is the Mississippi?

    Oct. 19, 2018 - The Mississippi River is the second longest river in North America. It's mighty because of its length, width, speed, volume, watershed size, and economic impact. Metrics prove the Mississippi is mighty. But it's also mighty beautiful, especially at sunset.

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  • Ring a bell for peace on Nov. 11

    Ring a bell for peace on Nov. 11

    Oct. 11, 2018 - At the eleventh hour on the eleventh day in the eleventh month in 1918, combat on the Western Front during World War I (WWI) ended. WWI lasted from 1914-1918. The world will honor that Centennial in 30 days. In the United States, the World War I Centennial Commission is inviting everyone to ring a bell. It's their nationwide Bells of Peace event. Its purpose is to reflect on that significant day in World and American history.

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  • Jan. 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan. 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    Jan. 27, 2019 - On this day 74 years ago, the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland was liberated by the Soviet Union, an Allied country. In spring 1945, British soldiers liberated the Bergen-Belsen camp in northern Germany. And United States soldiers liberated Dachau, the first camp Nazi Germany opened in 1933 in southern Germany.
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  • Remembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nears Remembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nears
    Jan. 11, 2019 - For the upcoming 75th anniversary of D-Day (June 6, 2019), Student News Net will be posting a series of stories honoring the people of D-Day. Fred Bahlau was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne. He "dropped" behind enemy lines on D-Day.
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  • Jan. 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan. 27: International Holocaust Remembrance Day
    Jan. 27, 2019 - On this day 74 years ago, the Soviet Union liberated the Auschwitz concentration camp in Poland. In spring 1945, British soldiers liberated the Bergen-Belsen camp in northern Germany. And United States soldiers liberated Dachau, the first camp Nazi Germany opened in 1933 in southern Germany. The Soviet Union, Britain and the United States were Allies.
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  • Remembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nears Remembering the people of D-Day as 75th anniversary nears
    Jan. 11, 2019 - The 75th anniversary of D-Day is June 6, 2019. Student News Net will be posting a series of stories honoring people of D-Day. Fred Bahlau was a paratrooper with the 101st Airborne. He "dropped" behind enemy lines on D-Day.
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