Author Archives: Renee Duke
Ludwig Philipp Albert Schweitzer Born: January 14th, 1875 in Kayserberg, Alsace, Germany. https://kids.kiddle.co/Albert_Schweitzer https://academickids.com/encyclopedia/index.php/Albert_Schweitzer
Question: Which of the world’s cities was the first to have a population of one million? Answer. Rome, which achieved this distinction in 55 B.C. Next to do so was London – but not until 1800 A.D. Today Rome has over four million and London over nine million. https://kids.britannica.com/kids/article/census/390664
Though not the intended subjects of the photograph above, the shoe shiner and his customer are reportedly the first people to appear in one. Though probably meant to be merely a view of the Boulevard du Temple in Paris, it was taken in 1838 by Louis-Jacques-Mandé Daguerre, inventor of the first commercially successful photographic process, […]
New Year, or Hogmanay, is a big deal in Scotland, and the celebration of it isn’t confined to toasting its arrival with ‘a wee dram’ and singing “Auld lang Syne” as January 1st rolls in. Seeking good luck for the coming year, people want their first footer (the first person to cross their threshold after […]
Have a safe, socially distanced, New Year.