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by curiosity44
8 years ago
Sidney Moncrief Profile

Sidney Moncrief was born on September 21, 1957 in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was born in 1957,  the same year that Little Rock Central High School was desegregated. Moncrief grew up in a Little Rock area that was racially segregated. He was the second to youngest child of Bernice...

Sports
by curiosity44
6 years ago
Wendell Scott: An American Pioneer

Wendell Scott was born on August 29, 1921, in Danville, Virginia. It was an agricultural town where many residents labored in cotton mills or tobacco plants. During his childhood, Scott worked in these industries and disliked it. He promised himself that he would find an easier way to make...

Lifestyle
by curiosity44
7 years ago
Saint Patrick's Day Profile

History Of Saint Patrick's Day Saint Patrick's Day(or Saint Paddy's Day), is celebrated on March 17th ofÿFDevery year worldwide. It is a religious holiday celebrated by the Catholic Church of Ireland. The Irish have celebrated it for thousands of years and it is celebrated during the Christian season...

Sports
by curiosity44
6 years ago
Bart Starr: One Of Football's Greatest Field Generals

Bart Starr was born on January 9, 1934, in Montgomery, Alabama. He attended Sidney Lanier High School and decided to try out for the football team. After a short period of time, he wanted to quit the team. However, his father was a strict disciplinarian and disliked quitters. He...

Sports
by curiosity44
8 years ago
Lisa Leslie Profile

Lisa Leslie was born on July 7, 1972 in Gardena,California and  is the daughter of Christine Leslie, a truck driving owner and Walter Leslie, a semi-professional basketball player. Her father abandoned the family when Lisa was 5 years old, leaving Christine to raise Lisa and her sisters Dionne and Tiffany as...

History
by curiosity44
7 years ago
Carl Wickman: A Transportation Visionary

Carl Eric Wickman was born on August 7, 1887, in Vamhus, Sweden. He moved to the United States in 1905 and settled in the town of Alice, Minnesota. He worked as a drill operator in a mine for nearly ten years. Unfortunately, despite being a dedicated employee, he was...

Lifestyle
by curiosity44
7 years ago
The 2-Step Approval Process Of The Food And Drug Administration

History Of The Food And Drug Administration(FDA) This consumer protection agency is the oldest in the United States. It was created as an extension of the Department of Agriculture which began analysis of agricultural products in the 1850's. Dr. Harvey W. Wiley was an influential chemist who was...

Lifestyle
by curiosity44
7 years ago
Mother's Day Profile

Origin Of Mother's Day Mother's Day is a worldwide celebration that honors mothers for their contributions to their families. They are appreciated for raising their children and influence to society. This is a day when people can express to them how special they are and how much mothers...

Sports
by curiosity44
6 years ago
David Thompson: A Legendary Skywalker

David Thompson was born on July 13, 1954, in Shelby, North Carolina. He grew up with ten siblings and his father was a minister and his mother cleaned buildings to support their family.  He starred at Crest High School and wowed fans with his incredible leaping ability and breathtaking...

Sports
by curiosity44
8 years ago
Pete Rozelle:The NFL's Greatest Commissioner

Pete Rozelle was born on March 1, 1926 in South Gate,California. He grew up in the Great Depression of the 1930's in Lynwood,California. He attended Compton High School where he played varsity basketball and baseball. After graduating in 1944, he served a short time in the United States Navy...

Lifestyle
by curiosity44
8 years ago
Barbara Jordan Profile

Barbara Jordan was born on February 21, 1936 in Houston, Texas. Her parents were Benjamin Jordan, a minister, and her mother was a public speaker. As a child, it was obvious that Barbara had a gift for language. Despite growing up in poverty, her parents demanded academic excellence. She...

Sports
by curiosity44
6 years ago
Derek Jeter: A True Baseball Great

Derek Jeter was born on June 26, 1974, in Pequannock, New Jersey to Charles and Dorothy Jeter. When he was four years old, his family moved to Kalamazoo, Michigan so that his father could further his education. This is where Derek began being groomed for his eventual great baseball...

Sports
by curiosity44
8 years ago
Sam Langford:The Greatest Boxer To Never Win A World Title

Sam Langford was born in Nova Scotia,Canada on March 4, 1883. He left home at the age of 14 to escape his abusive father. He traveled the country and worked any job he could find. Eventually, he was offered a janitorial job by Joe Woodman who ran a boxing...

Sports
by curiosity44
8 years ago
Jerry Rice Profile

Jerry Rice was born on October 13, 1962 in Starkville, Mississippi and is the son of Joe and Eddie Rice. When Jerry was a child, his family moved to the rural town of Crawford, Mississippi. He was one of 8 children and his father worked as a bricklayer to...

Sports
by curiosity44
6 years ago
Dale Murphy: An Undervalued Baseball Great

Dale Murphy was born on March 12, 1956 in Portland, Oregon. Murphy began playing baseball at the age of ten in Little League baseball. He was not a star player at first, but Dale continued to play the game and matured mentally and physically. Eventually, he developed into a...

Sports
by curiosity44
5 years ago
Jerry Sloan: The Original Chicago Bull

Jerry Sloan was born on March 28, 1942, in Gobbler's Knob, Illinois. He was the youngest of 10 siblings and his father died when he was four years old, leaving his mother to raise their family. The Sloan family supported themselves as farmers and Jerry would wake up before...

Lifestyle
by curiosity44
7 years ago
History Of Father's Day

Father's Day Origin Father's Day was created in the early 1900's in order to celebrate fatherhood in the United States. It honors their influence and contributions to society. The birth of this holiday was unfortunately the result of a tragedy. In December of 1907, hundreds of coal miners...

Sports
by curiosity44
6 years ago
Bruce Lee: A Martial Arts Revolutionary

Bruce Lee was born on November 27, 1940, in the Chinatown section of San Francisco, California. He was the son of Eurasian parents, Lee Hoi Chuen and his wife Grace Ho. His father was an actor in the Chinese opera. Early in Bruce's childhood, the family decided to leave...

Environment
by curiosity44
7 years ago
3 Things You Can Do To Prevent Global Warming

What Is Global Warming? Global warming is the rise in the average temperature of the Earth's atmosphere and oceans. It happens when greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide, water vapor, and others trap heat from the sun. For example, when heat is trapped in a car, the sunlight...

Lifestyle
by curiosity44
7 years ago
America's Independence Day Profile

Independence Day is the national holiday of the United States and Americans celebrate it every year on the Fourth of July. It commemorates the country's freedom from the rule of Great Britain. During the 1700's, there were 13 colonies and they resented being taxed without representation. They also felt...

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