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Charlie Parker was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. He was one of the most influential improvising soloists in jazz.
A violent volcanic eruption buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum.
Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his now famous “I have a dream” speech from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, DC.
Two-time winner of the Caldecott Honor Medal, author-illustrator Donald Crews has been creating picture books for over 40 years.
Jim Arnosky shares a love of nature and wild places through his stories and drawings. One of his best known characters, Crinkleroot, has often invited readers to join him as explores the outdoors.
The first lighthouse in the United States is lit on an island in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts.
Tomie dePaola’s illustrations, distinctive in their simplicity, grace the pages of over 200 picture books.
Members of the Constitutional Convention sign the U.S. Constitution in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The September 17th is now recognized as Citizenship Day the U.S.
The seasons officially change when the day and night are equal in length. In the Northern Hemisphere, autumn begins.
John Chapman, a.k.a. “Johnny Appleseed”, planted apple orchards throughout the upper Ohio River Valley.
Four square miles of downtown Chicago was destroyed by a massive fire that burned for two days.
Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was an author, activist, speaker, politician, UN ambassador, and vocal supporter of civil rights.
In the early morning on a sailor onboard the Pinta, one of three ships under the command of Christopher Columbus, spotted an island in the Bahamas.
Noah Webster was an early American educator who was instrumental in establishing an "American" approach to education. He is best remembered his An American Dictionary of the English Language.