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1971. Walt Disney World opens in Orlando.
1967. Thurgood Marshall is sworn in as the first African American Supreme Court judge
1995. O.J. Simpson is aquitted of murder
1957. The Soviet Union launches Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite.
1970. The U.S. Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) began operations.
1927. The first "talkie" motion picture is released featuring Al Jolson in "The Jazz Singer".
The jazz singer
Publication Date: Originally released as a motion picture in 1927.
1871. Great Chicago Fire begins.
1888. The Washington Monument opens to the public.
1935. George Gershwin's opera Porgy and Bess premieres opens on Broadway.
1955. All Peron feast days disposed of in Argentina
Argentina by Argentina, located in the southern part of South America, is the world's eighth-largest country. It is home to some of the world's tallest mountains, along with tumbling waterfalls, enormous grassland plains, and wide deserts. In the first half of the 20th century, Argentina was one of the most prosperous countries in the Southern Hemisphere. However, in recent decades Argentina's economy has been troubled by inflation and debt, and this has resulted in significant social and political unrest. When the government defaulted on its foreign debt in the summer of 2014, many experts feared that the Argentine economy would collapse again, as it did from 1998-2002. This would have a devastating impact on South Americas economic prospects for the future. There's a lot to discover about Argentina! Each title in this series contains color photos, maps, a chronology of events related to the country, recipes, list of festivals, ideas for projects and reports, and back matter including: an index, further reading lists for books and internet resources, and a series glossary. Mason Crest's editorial team has placed Key Icons to Look for throughout the books in this series in an effort to encourage library readers to build knowledge, gain awareness, explore possibilities and expand their viewpoints through our content rich non-fiction books. Key Icons are as follows: Words to Understand are shown at the front of each chapter with definitions. These words are then used in the prose throughout that chapter, and are emboldened, so that the reader is able to reference back to the definitions- building their vocabulary and enhancing their reading comprehension. Sidebars are highlighted graphics with content rich material within that allows readers to build knowledge and broaden their perspectives by weaving together additional information to provide realistic and holistic perspectives. Text Dependent Questions are placed at the end of each chapter. They challenge the reader's comprehension of the chapter they have just read, while sending the reader back to the text for more careful attention to the evidence presented there. Research Projects are provided at the end of each book and provide readers with suggestions for projects and reports that encourage deeper research and analysis. A Series Glossary of Key Terms is included in the back matter contains terminology used throughout the series. Words found here broaden the reader's knowledge and understanding of terms used in this field.
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
1492. Columbus reaches the New World.
2010. Chilean miners are rescued after 69 days underground.
33 Men by
Call Number: TN311 .F73 2011 (Kent)
Publication Date: 2011-02-14
1947. Chuck Yeager breaks the sound barrier.
Call Number: TL540.Y4 A38 1986b
Publication Date: 1986-08-01
1966. The Black Panther Party is created by Newton and Seale.
1859. John Brown's raid on Harper's Ferry.
1931. Al Capone is convicted of tax evasion.
Get Capone by
Call Number: HV6248.C17 E35 2010
Publication Date: 2011-04-12
1767. The Mason-Dixon line was agreed upon.
1983. The Senate passed a bill (78–22) making Martin Luther King, Jr.'s, birthday a public holiday.
1973. The Sydney Opera House opens.
1805. Battle of Trafalgar.
1962. Cuban Missle Crisis.
The Brink by
Call Number: E841 .D4 1979
Publication Date: 1979-05-01
1915. Women march in New York City for the right to vote.
1648. Thirty Years War ends.
1760. King George III of Britain was crowned.
1950 Mother Teresa founds Missionaries of Charity in Calcutta, India
Come Be My Light by This historic work reveals the inner spiritual life of one of the most beloved and important religious figures in history. During her lifelong service to the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa became an icon of compassion to people of all religions; her extraordinary contributions to the care of the sick, the dying, and thousands of others nobody else was prepared to look after has been recognized and acclaimed throughout the world. Little is known, however, about her own spiritual heights or her struggles. This collection of her writing and reflections, almost all of which have never been made public before, sheds light on Mother Teresa's interior life in a way that reveals the depth and intensity of her holiness for the first time. Compiled and presented by Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., who knew Mother Teresa for twenty years and is the postulator for her cause for sainthood and director of the Mother Teresa Center, MOTHER TERESA brings together letters she wrote to her spiritual advisors over decades. A moving chronicle of her spiritual journey—including moments, indeed years, of utter desolation—these letters reveal the secrets she shared only with her closest confidants. She emerges as a classic mystic whose inner life burned with the fire of charity and whose heart was tested and purified by an intense trial of faith, a true dark night of the soul. Published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of her death, MOTHER TERESA is an intimate portrait of a woman whose life and work continue to be admired by millions of people.
Publication Date: 2007-09-04
1904. New York City subway opens.
The New York Subways by
Publication Date: 2003-01-01
Traces the history of the underground transportation system in New York City, discussing the politics involved, how it was financed, the men who built it, and the construction techniques.
1886. Statue of Liberty dedicated.
The Statue of Liberty by
Call Number: F128.64.L6 B47 2012 (Deerwood, Kent)
Publication Date: 2012-05-29
1929. Stock market crashes.
1938. Radio broadcast of The War of the Worlds, starring Orson Welles, caused nationwide panic among listeners.
1941. Mount Rushmore monument completed.
Mount Rushmore by
Call Number: F657.R8 P66 2000
Publication Date: 1999-09-01