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Thursday, May 15, 2014

TBT Throw Back Thursday This Day in History: McDonald's Hamburgers, Auschwitz, and Young Sailors

On this day in history, for Throw Back Thursday (TBT):

Throw-Back-Thursday is a fun time to reach back into history and pull out interesting topics to study, especially if you're having a rough day homeschooling or just are a history buff.

It's a wide span, but three years of noteworthy happenings in history occurred on this date years ago:

In 1940 - McDonald's opened their first restaurant in California, in a town called San Bernardino.

In 1944 - 14,000 Jews sent to Auschwitz.  The same day, a D-Day plan was discussed by Eisenhower, Winston Churchill, Montgomery, and George VI, and in comparison far less important news that happened the same day was that Clyde Shoun of the Cincinnati Reds played a no-hitter against the Boston Braves.

In 2010 - Jessica Watson became the youngest person to sail solo around the world, unassisted.

Any of these years' worth of events from history could spark an entire unit study's worth of fun activities and learning, from making your own newspaper boats and having a floating race contest to studying about Jewish history, or how World Wars began and ended.

In celebration of McDonald's, grill your own burger or treat the kids to a restaurant meal. If you're a vegetarian, enjoy a garden burger or a salad. Just have fun with whatever you choose to learn about history.

1 comment:

  1. I love history! Thanks for sharing these interesting facts! Have a terrific weekend.