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The History of Fireworks

July 4, 2022

Fireworks may seem like a very American tradition, especially on the 4th of July. But fireworks go back many years before the first American Independence Day celebration, which took place in 1777, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The earliest fireworks can be…

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A Juneteenth Celebration

June 14, 2022

On June 19, people across the United States celebrate Juneteenth. The holiday commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S., in 1865. Juneteenth is short for June 19th. It was on that day, in June 1865, that 250,000 people in…

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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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TFK Kid Report: Honoring a Legend

March 17, 2022

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson’s historic debut in Major League Baseball. You can read about his life in the story “Honoring a Legend,” in this week’s issue of TIME for Kids. Here, Zyimauri Byars, 9, writes…

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Honoring a Legend

March 17, 2022

On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson became the first Black athlete to play modern Major League Baseball (MLB). Until then, most Black players were restricted to separate leagues. When Robinson took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, in New York…

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People

TIME Person of the Year

December 30, 2021

Billionaire inventor Elon Musk has been named TIME’s 2021 Person of the Year. The news was announced on December 13. “Person of the Year is a marker of influence,” says TIME’s editor in chief, Edward Felsenthal. “And few individuals have…

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Pictures of 2021

December 10, 2021

There’s no question that 2021 was as momentous as 2020. Like last year, this one was defined by wildfires and protests for social justice. And around the world, the pandemic continues. But 2021 was also the year the world moved…

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Stepping Back

October 7, 2021

Scientists have analyzed footprints made thousands of years ago in White Sands National Park, in New Mexico. The tracks show that humans lived in North America some 5,000 years earlier than previous evidence suggested. The fossilized prints were preserved…

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A Juneteenth Celebration

June 15, 2021

On June 19, people across the United States celebrate Juneteenth. The holiday commemorates the ending of slavery in the U.S., in 1865. Juneteenth is short for “June 19th.” It was on that day, in June 1865, that 250,000 people in…

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