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American explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon the ruins of the Incan city of Machu Picchu, in Peru.
Gail Gibbons writes and illustrates picture books for children, most of which are non-fiction books that examine and/or explain a wide variety things.
As trail breaker for the Robert Peary Expedition, Henson was one of the first men, if not the first man, to stand on the Earth's north pole.
People have observed the "shooting stars" of the annual Perseid meteor shower for more than 2000 years.
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.