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Saturday, September 26, 2009

October 2: Plouffe Academy, Brockton

42° 04' 48" N
71° 00' 40" W
Source: Steve Morse

We look forward to visiting Plouffe Academy in Brockton on October 2. EarthView Team member Dr. Hayes-Bohanan fondly remembers meeting Plouffe students (who are now adults) the first time he participated in BSC's Turning Leaves program.

Plouffe teachers and students are invited to use the "comment" link below to post questions for the EarthView Team.
Our October 2 visit is on the anniversary of several historic events and birthdays with geography connections.

1608 Prototype of modern reflecting telescope completed by Jan Lippershey
1836 Darwin returns to England aboard HMS Beagle (after 5 years)
1870 Italy annexes Rome and Papal States; Rome made Italian capital
1889 1st Pan American conference (Washington D.C.)
1895 1st cartoon comic strip is printed in a newspaper
1932 Washington Redskins (as Boston Braves) play 1st NFL game, lose 14-0
1949 U.S.S.R. recognizes People's Republic of China
1950 1st strip of Charlie Brown, "Li'l Folks," later "Peanuts" in 9 papers
1956 1st atomic power clock exhibited-NYC
1957 New volcano appears at western end of Faial Island, Azores
(See photo & story or find the volcano on this satellite image.)
1958 Guinea (French Guinea) gains independence from France
1967 Thurgood Marshall sworn in as 1st black Supreme Court Justice
1968 Republic Guinea forms
1971 Homing pigeon averages 133 KPH (record) in 1100-km Australian race
1869 Mahatma Karamchand Ghandi, Porbandar Kathiawad India, pacifist
1800 Nat Turner, Virginia, leader of major slave rebellion, 1831

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