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Most American Football field goals made in one minute

Most American Football field goals made in one minute

Atlanta, Georgia, USA – June 23, 2017 – Parker Hannon, a 15-year-old from Roswell High in Georgia, set a world record for Most American Football field goals made in one minute, by making 31 field goals from 20 yards out in 60 seconds at the College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta. Photo: Roswell High kicker Parker Hannon has kicked …

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American History Timeline (1651 – 1675)

American History Timeline (1651 - 1675)

1651 England passes the Navigation Act that forbid goods to be imported from the colonies to England in non-English ships or from locations other than where they were produced. This action causes supply shortages hurting colonies and eventually leads to the Anglo-Dutch War which lasts from 1652-1654. 1652 New Amsterdam is given permission to form its own city government. Rhode …

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American History Timeline (1675 – 1700)

American History Timeline (1675 - 1700)

1675 King Philip’s War begins when King Philips leads the Wampanoag Indians against Swansea. The New England Confederation declares war on King Philip and each colony is required to provide men for a combined force. King Philip achieves a decisive victory at Bloody Brook on September 18. 1676 In March, the Indians attack Plymouth, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island. Nathaniel …

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International Day of Yoga Images, Stock Photos

International Day of Yoga Images

International Day of Yoga Images, Stock Photos: Yoga is a 5,000-year-old physical, mental and spiritual practice Having its origin in India, Which Aims to transform both body and mind. On December 11 in 2014, the United Nations General Assembly declared June 21st as the International Day of Yoga. International Day of Yoga Images, Stock Photos

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Most people performing air squats

Most people performing air squats

New York, NY, USA – June 7, 2017 – A total of 817 participants of Fujifilm Manufacturing USA Inc. from five locations in South Carolina, North Carolina, Massachusetts, Washington and California, participated simultaneously to help break the Guinness World Record for the Most people performing air squats for one minute (multiple venues). Photo: Fujifilm Manufacturing USA Inc. employees took part …

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Largest hedge maze

Largest hedge maze

Ningbo, China – May 26, 2017 – “The Maze of the Butterfly Lovers” set two new world records: covering 33,565 square metres, it sets the new world record for the Largest permanent hedge maze; with a total of 8,375 metres it is the hedge maze with the longest length of paths. Photo: The world’s largest hedge maze in Ningbo, China. …

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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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