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Byrd Baylor is an American author of award-winning picture books for children.
Hans Christian Andersen grew up a poor child in a provincial Danish town, but found success as a writer fairy tales and became one of the most widely traveled writers of his day.
Graeme Base is an Australia author and illustrator who created one of the world most popular alphabet books, Animalia.
Thomas Jefferson was the third President of the United States and author of the Declaration of Independence.
Garth Montgomery Williams was an American artist primarily known for his work illustrating children's books.
The earthquake and subsequent fire that struck San Francisco, California, in the early morning of April 18, 1906 is still considered one of the worst natural disasters in U.S. history.
The first battle of the American Revolution occurred on the village green of Lexington, Massachusetts, just after dawn on April 19, 1775.
Arbor day is an annual celebration of trees and a day set aside for the planting of trees.
Celebrate your favorite poem by carrying it around in you pocket and sharing it with others.
The Golden Spike, the final spike need to complete the Pacific Railroad, was hammered in at Promontory Point near Ogden, Utah.
The first U.S. government-funded exploration of the western wilderness – primarily covering the area added to the United States through the Louisiana Purchase.
Mount St. Helens is an active volcano in the Cascade Mountains of the Washington state in the northwestern United States. It erupted early in the morning on May 18, 1980.
The Homestead Act encouraged settlement of the western half of the United States by providing a low cost way for families to acquire land for small farms.