Tag Archives: New York

TRIVIA TRAIL: WHAT’S THAT ON THE BRIDGE?

Question? Why did the elephants cross the bridge? (Specifically: the Brooklyn Bridge.) Answer: To show people it was safe. When New York City’s Brooklyn Bridge opened on May 24th, 1883, it was the world’s longest suspension bridge. The first connection between Brooklyn (then a separate city) and Manhattan took over fourteen years to build, and […]

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 […]

TRIVIA TRAIL: ANCIENT EGYPT COMES TO AMERICA

  Question: What is the name of the ancient Egyptian obelisk erected in Central Park, New York on January 22nd, 1881? Answer: Cleopatra’s Needle. Twin of the one that sits on the banks of the Thames in London England, the red granite structure is 69 feet (21 metres) tall, with hieroglyphs on all sides. Some […]

HISTORY TIDBIT: THE FIRST THANKSGIVING DAY PARADE

Though the Macy’s Parade in New York might be the best known (even non-Americans have heard of it), it is not the oldest Thanksgiving Day Parade in the country. The first one was held in Philadelphia in 1920, and was sponsored by Gimbel’s Department Store.

HISTORY-MAKING KIDS: THE NEWSBOYS STRIKE OF 1899

One sure way to attract kids to history is to find some that involves kids. Before child labour laws succeeded in making it illegal for children to work in the U.S.A., city streets were full of youngsters selling newspapers. Known as newsies, the kids rose early and picked up bundles of newspapers which cost them […]

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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