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Thursday, May 29, 2014

TBT Throw Back Thursday This Day in History: Wisconsin and other important facts

History doesn't have to be one long boring text book. It is, in fact, a series of documented events that really happened and form our story. We can either learn from it, or ignore it.

I decided that Throw Back Thursday was a great time to look back on these stories that make up the fabric of our lives. Not every day holds significant major life-changing noteworthy events. Though, I will pull from what I uncover and present enough interesting (at least I hope it's interesting to someone other than myself) historical events from this day in history that you can create a lesson plan of the core subjects.

Perhaps, it's said best by someone born on this very day several years ago, Patrick Henry - "I know of no way of judging the future but by the past."

So, here goes:

But, there's more:
Social Studies:

On May 29, 1848, Wisconsin was admitted to the Union as the 30th state in the United States of America.  To my family, this makes us very happy.  We really love touring in Wisconsin every year. So, we are happy for this day in history.

In 1917, John F. Kennedy was born.

Believe it or not, other things happened on this day in history as well:


On this day in 1886, a pharmacist introduced America to Coca-Cola by placing his first ad. The soda drink became associated with being almost as American as baseball, apple pie and Chevrolet.

On this same day in 1919, Einstein's Theory of General Relativity was tested.


Poet Gerald Massey was born May 29, 1828.
Poet, journalist, writer G. K. Chesterton was born in 1874.

Read, learn, use for copywork quotes from G. K. Chesterton, or other people born on this day.
Quotes from John F. Kennedy is a well-known place to start. Another famous person born on this day is Patrick Henry, war hero and politician.


There is a blog I discovered that has interesting facts about things that happened throughout history which relate to math.  Discover what happened today in Math History on this day, May 29.

Music and the Arts:

In musical and entertainment news:

In 1939, Bob Hope was born on May 29.
In 1942, Bing Crosby, the Ken Darby Singers and the John Scott trotter Orchestra recorded Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" which became the best-selling Christmas single - We watched this movie with my children awhile back, and it made for some fun musical trivia discussions.

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