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Story of Julia Ward Howe: Who fought for Mother’s Day

Story of Julia Ward Howe: Who fought for Mother's Day

There are several words which describe the personality of Julia Ward Howe, yet they all fail in their individual capacity or even in their collective might to define the remarkable woman as she was. The world knows Ms Howe as a writer, poet, playwright, essayist, travel writer, reformist, feminist, club woman. She was all rolled in one and much more. …

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When did Congress vote Labour Day a federal holiday?

When did Congress vote Labour Day a federal holiday?

On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed legislation that had been rushed through Congress, declaring Labor Day a national holiday, to be observed the first Monday in September. Since 1883, Labor Day had been celebrated at local and state levels. Matthew Maguire, later the secretary of Local 344 of the International Association of Machinists in Paterson, N.J., proposed the …

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United States – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

United States – World Atlas: Kids Encyclopedia

System of government: Federal Republic Capital: Washington, D.C. Location: In the central part of North America, bounded by the Atlantic in the east, Canada in the north, the Pacific in the west and Mexico in the south National composition: Non-Hispanic whites make up 63 percent of the U.S.; Hispanics, 17 percent; blacks, 12.3 percent; Asians, 5 percent; and multiracial Americans, …

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World Earth Day – Date, Significance, Themes

Earth Day

World Earth Day is the largest, most widely celebrated international environmental event. Earth Day helps celebrate Earth’s unique place in the universe. It is the only planet in our solar system teeming with incredible biodiversity. Learning about and protecting this biodiversity is what Earth Day is all about. People all over the world celebrate our efforts to protect plants and …

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Longest conga line on ice

Longest conga line on ice

Oswego, New York, USA – April 5, 2017 – Five-hundred and ninety-three State University of New York at Oswego students laced up their ice skates to break the world record for the longest conga line on ice. Photo: Five-hundred and ninety-three State University of New York at Oswego students laced up their ice skates to break the world record for the …

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World’s First Coffee-Making Refrigerator: GE sets world record

World's First Coffee-Making Refrigerator: GE sets world record

New York, NY, USA – February 13, 2017 – The $3,300 GE Café series refrigerator features a Keurig (GMCR) K-Cup brewer that uses the fridge’s filtered water to make a single cup of coffee, thus setting the world record for the World’s First Coffee-Making Refrigerator. Photo: GE and Keurig are making a $3300 refrigerator that brews K-Cup coffee. The Guinness World …

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Omar Shahid Hamid Book Review: The Party Worker

Omar Shahid Hamid Book Review: The Party Worker

Publisher: Pan Macmillan India Pages: 336 Price: Rs 399 Of all vendettas, the most vicious centre on politics, where they can encompass some of the strongest motives — pride, honour, power, money and sex. The high-flyers not only forget those who have helped them but, with more adverse consequences, those they have offended and are hiding massive grudges under outward …

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USA sets world record: Largest collection of burger memorabilia

USA sets world record: Largest collection of burger memorabilia

Daytona Beach, Florida, USA – January 31, 2017 – Harry Sperl (aka “Hamburger Harry”) has 3,724 hamburger related items in his Daytona Beach home, (including a burger shaped “Hamburger Harley,” a $3,500 cheeseburger water bed, happy meal cheeseburger toys and burger posters), thus setting the new world record for the Largest collection of burger memorabilia. Photo: Harry “Hamburger Harry” Sperl …

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World’s Amazing Bookstores दुनिया के गजब बुकस्टोर

World's Amazing Bookstores दुनिया के गजब बुकस्टोर

किताबें ज्ञान का असीमित खजाना हैं। ये घर बैठे इंसान को दुनिया के हर कोने की सैर करवा सकती हैं। ऐसे में किताबें खरीदने के लिए दुनिया भर की यात्रा करना भी बनता है। यदि आपका भी ऐसा इरादा बने तो  यहां आपको विश्व के कुछ गजब बुकस्टोर्स के बारे में बता रहे हैं। एल एटेनो (ब्यूनस आयर्स, अर्जेंटीना) El Ateneo …

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Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade: American Culture & Tradition

Macy's Thanksgiving Parade: American Culture & Tradition

Macy’s Parade or Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade is an annual parade that is held by the owners and workers of the famous Macy’s Department store. It is one of the most popular events in the United States of America and is held only in the city of New York. The entire event is a three-hour celebration, starting from 9 in the …

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