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The Dawning of the Space Age

On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union put the world's first artificial satellite, Sputnik I, into Earth orbit and ushered in the modern space age. Sputnik (“traveling companion”) …

Breaking Dawn Trivia

Learn about the symbolism, origin of names, and other interesting tidbits about Breaking Dawn Related Links Twilight Page Twilight Quiz …

Places Where Women Made History

Some people consider the single most important place in U.S. women's history to be Seneca Falls, New York, where on July 19, 1848, the first women's rights convention was held. Seneca Falls w…

Orchard House

Orchard House Concord, Massachusetts Author Louisa May Alcott (1832-1888) lived in Orchard House with her family for nearly 20 years and is thought to have written her classic novel Little Wom…

Juanita Craft House

Juanita Craft House Dallas, Texas Both Martin Luther King, Jr., and President Lyndon Johnson visited this ordinary home to seek advice from the extraordinary civil-rights activist Juanita Craf…

Susan B. Anthony House

Susan B. Anthony House Rochester, New York A National Historic Landmark, this house was the home and headquarters of feminist Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906) for nearly half a century. Countless …

Emily Dickinson House

Emily Dickinson House Amherst, Massachusetts Poet Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) was born in this house and lived most of her life there, rarely leaving its beautiful grounds. After Dickinson's d…

Dawn Fraser

Dawn FraserBorn: Sept. 4, 1937Australian swimmer won gold medals in 100m freestyle at 3 consecutive Olympics (1956,60,64).Bill France Sr.D - FJoe Frazier

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House

Mary McLeod Bethune Council House Washington, DC This three-story townhouse was the Washington, DC, residence of educator Mary McLeod Bethune (1875-1955) and the original headquarters of the N…