Tag Archives: Mark Twain

TRIVIA TRAIL: FIRST BOOK WRITTEN ON A TYPEWRITER

Question: Who wrote the first book ever written on a typewriter? Answer: Mark Twain. Whether the book was Tom Sawyer, or Life On The Mississippi is up for debate, but Twain was the author. http://www.openculture.com/2013/03/mark_twain_wrote_the_first_book_ever_written_with_a_typewriter.html  

HISTORY TIDBIT: CHAUTAUQUAS

Before Netflix…before television…even before radio, there was…Chautauqua! Pronounced ‘Shuh-TAW-Kwa’, these popular tent shows made the rounds of rural communities in both the U.S.A. and Canada, giving people without access to big city entertainment a taste of culture. The first Chautauqua was a religious (Mennonite) summer retreat held on Lake Chautauqua in New York in 1874, […]

HISTORY CHALLENGE: HISTORIC TRAVELLERS

When modern kids think of a travel writer, the name Rick Steves is probably the first that comes to mind, but people have been travelling, and writing about it, for centuries. Many, many centuries. It didn’t just start with Marco Polo, who may, or may not, have visited the places he said he did. Fan […]

HISTORIC VISITOR: HALLEY’S COMET

A periodic comet is one that shows up at regular intervals. One of the most famous is Halley’s Comet, depicted above in Scene 32 of the Bayeux Tapestry, which commemorates The Battle of Hastings (1066). This comet was named for the eighteenth-century astronomer, Edmund Halley. It had been popping up for millennia, but it was […]

HISTORIC STORM: THE GREAT BLIZZARD OF 1888

On March 11th, 1888, snow began to fall on the northeast section of the United States of America from Washington D.C. all the way up to Maine. It went on falling for three days, accompanied by high winds and below-average temperatures. This storm became known as the Great Blizzard of 1888, and resulted in the […]

DON’T FORGET THE ‘STORY’

Here are some November book suggestions with November connections, such as historic happenings, or November-born authors. Ages 3-7 Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet (Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade) A Child’s Garden Of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson Winnie The Bear by M.A. Appleby (WW I) Ages 7-9 A Bear In War by Stephanie Innes & […]

Historical Debate Society for Girls and Boys

The Historical Debate Society for girls and boys is a society where kids can put their ideas about the latest historical debate and put their own debate. Join in!

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