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A Big Celebration

June 8, 2022

This weekend, Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Platinum Jubilee. That means she has been queen for 70 years. She and her 4-year-old great-grandson, Prince Louis of Cambridge, watched a noisy flyby of jets. They formed a 70 in the…

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New Egyptian Discoveries

June 1, 2022

Archaeologists in Egypt announced on May 30 that they recently discovered 250 sarcophagi. A sarcophagus is a coffin, often made of stone. These are about 2,500 years old, and contain well-preserved mummies. The painted sarcophagi will be displayed at the…

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Found!

April 22, 2022

More than 100 years ago, the ship Endurance sank in Antarctica. Now it has been found. It was nearly 10,000 feet beneath the Weddell Sea. In 1914, Ernest Shackleton led an expedition. He was planning to cross Antarctica. He set…

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A Legend

December 9, 2021

In April 1947, Jackie Robinson made history. He joined a modern Major League Baseball (MLB) team. He was the first Black player to do this. Before then, Black and white athletes almost never played together. Some people did not want…

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Making History

December 9, 2021

February is Black History Month. Here are some big moments in Black history. Flying High Bessie Coleman received a pilot’s license in 1921. She was the first Black woman and the first Native American woman to do so. Super…

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Transportation

Charge Ahead!

September 3, 2021

Electric cars are not new. They have been around since the 1800s. Look at the timeline to learn about the history of electric cars.

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It Makes Music

March 11, 2021

A conch shell was discovered 90 years ago in France. It’s now thought to be the oldest instrument of its kind. Researchers say it’s about 18,000 years old. The shell was found in a cave in 1931 in France’s Pyrenees…

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On Board the Titanic

March 11, 2021

On April 10, 1912, the Titanic set sail on its first voyage. The Titanic was a British luxury passenger ship. It was described as “unsinkable.” The ship set off from England. It was supposed to cross the Atlantic Ocean to…

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Deep Under the Sea

March 11, 2021

The Titanic was found underwater in 1985. That’s 73 years after it sank. Today, scientists are still discovering objects from this historic ship. The artifacts teach us about the Titanic and the people on board. Which artifact do you think…

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Culture

Making History

March 11, 2021

One day, the pandemic will be history. How will you remember it? Museums are deciding that now. Many are collecting items. They are looking for ordinary things. These include hand sanitizer and grocery lists. Historians will one day study…

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