January 7, 1789 – First Presidential Election

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Today in history, January 7th, the United States holds its first presidential election. George Washington takes office on February 4, 1789 as the nations first president. In this segment from Fox & Friends, Jane Hampton Cook shares the real story of George Washington's humble reluctance to accept the highest position in the land. Fox News Channel … [Read more...]

Today in History for December 31st

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Thomas Edison demonstrates light bulb; The United States winds down the Marshall Plan; Actor Anthony Hopkins, composer Jule Styne and musician Donna Summer are born. (Dec. 31) Highlights of the day in history - a retrospective view on political events, historic battles, and life changing decisions. More: http://smarturl.it/TodayInHistory The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and … [Read more...]

Powerful! 1989 Berlin Celebration Concert marking the fall of the Berlin Wall – Beethoven’s 9th Symphony

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Today we celebrate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall constructed in 1961 to stop people fleeing the communist East. Its fall in 1989 became a powerful symbol of the end of the Cold War. Read More at BBC.com Conducted by Leonard Bernstein, THE BERLIN CELEBRATION CONCERT is an historic performance marking the fall of the Berlin Wall. Performed on Christmas Day 1989 in the former East Berlin, the concert unites an international cast of celebrated musicians and vocalists for a … [Read more...]

Honoring Constitution Day – September 17, 1787

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The United States Constitution was signed on September 17, 1787  and is the most important document in our history.  Do you know your rights? You can learn more about them here, in this special collection of Constitution videos, lessons, and activities.   Printables, Lesson Plans, and Resources THE CONSTITUTION CENTER Scholastic Constitution Day Activities Constitution Facts Printables and Activities Constitution Day Printables from Homeschool … [Read more...]