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Monday, November 23, 2009

Dec 18: Orleans Elementary

Latitude: 41° 46' 53" N

Longitude: 69° 59' 36" W  -- our first program at less than 70 degrees west longitude!
For more coordinates, grab your nearest atlas or check out Stephen Morse

On December 18th, Earthview will be visiting the Orleans Elementary School in Orleans, MA. Our visit happens to fall upon the same date as several historically significant events: 

2005 Bolivia elects leftist Evo Morales president
1980 Vietnam adopts constitution
1969 Britain abolishes death penalty
1966 Dr. Seuss' "How the Grinch Stole Christmas" airs for 1st time on CBS
1961 India annexes Portuguese colonies of Goa, Damao and Diu
1958 1st voice from space: recorded Christmas message by Eisenhower
1865 13th Amendment ratified, slavery abolished
1777 1st national Thanksgiving Day, commemorating Burgoyne's surrender 

For more events, check out Brainy History

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