Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Reviews

August 2020

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1770 - Explorer William Clark was born

1818 - Maria Mitchell,  astronomer, was born

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1492 - Christopher Columbus sailed for the new world

1900 - Musician Louis Armstrong was born

 

1945 - The first Atomic bomb was dropped on the city of Hiroshima  

 

 

 

 

 

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1866 - Polar explorer Matthew Henson was born

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1860 - Sharpshooter Annie Oakley was born

 
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1945 - Victory over Japan (V-J) Day

1769 - French general  Napoleon Bonaparte was born

 

1888 - Soldier and writer T.E. Lawrence was born

1896 - Gold was discovered in the Klondike. The Klondike Gold Rush began

 

 

1786 - Famous frontiersman Davy Crockett was born

1863 - The first shots of the American Civil War were fired at Fort Sumpter.

1774 - Explorer Meriwether Lewis was born.

 

 

1906 - Inventor Philo Farnsworth was born

 

 

 

 

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79 - Mount Vesuvius erupted destroying the towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum

 

1883 - The volcano on the island of Krakatoa erupted.

Women's Equality Day

 

 

 

1963 - Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous speech in Washington D.C.

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1797 - Author Mary Shelley was born