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Daylight Saving Time
Did you know it was Germany who first instituted Daylight Saving Time as a country during World War I? Read my article to find about more of the history of DST.
National Women's History Month
March is National Women's History Month. Read how women have made great strides to make the world a better place for them and everyone else.
Did you know it was an African-American man who invented the potato chip and the three light traffic signal? Check out my article this week to read about them and other African-American inventors.
African-American Women Inventors
Did you know it was an African-American woman who invented the home security system complete with a camera and monitor in 1966? Read more about her and other African-American women who invented common household things we still use today.
True History of Fairy Tales
Cinderella's stepsisters cut their feet to make them fit into the golden slipper and Rumpelstiltskin tore himself in half when the miller's daughter found out his name. You won't see these horrific endings on any Disney movie.
Did you know that Velcro was developed when a scientist found burdocks on his dog's fur? Or that the potato chip was invented by an angry chef? Read about these and more "happy Accidents" that became everyday household products.
The Great Chicago Fire
Mrs. O'Leary's cow was blamed for a fire that ripped through Chicago destroying some 70,000 buildings and 73 miles of road and caused the death of at least 300 people.
Clara Barton helped form the American Red Cross after her visit to the International Red Cross in Europe during the Franco-Prussian War. She served as the American Red Cross's first president.
Marie Laveau was the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans. She was well respected and even today people still visit her tomb and leave offerings for her to still help grant peoples' wishes.
Shirley Temple went from being a lovable child star during the Great Depression to becoming a politician in later life.
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