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Monday, November 30, 2009

November 30: Pinecroft School at Wheaton College

See the Math!
41° 58' 04" N
71° 10' 44" W
For more coordinates, grab your nearest atlas or check out Stephen Morse. Use this information to figure out how many degrees, minutes, and seconds away the school is from home or from any other place on earth!

Dr. Hayes-Bohanan brought EarthView to the Pinecroft school, which several of his daughter's friends at Northbrook Academy have attended. The visit was actually in the field house of nearby Wheaton College in Norton. This is particularly exciting, because of Wheaton's extensive involvement in international research and learning.

Read about the visit and check out the slideshow on the Pinecroft blog.

Some geographic events on the date of the visit include:
1988 Soviets stop jamming Radio Liberty; 1st time in 38 yrs
1974 Most complete early human skeleton found (Johanson and Gray in Ethiopia)
1967 Kuria Muria Islands ceded by Britain to Oman
1967 People's Democratic Republic of Yemen declares independence from U.K.
1967 People's Rep of South Yemen (Aden) gains independence from Britain
1966 Barbados gains independence from Britain (National Day)
1962 U Thant of Burma elected 3rd Secretary-General of United Nations unanimously
1961 U.S.S.R. vetoes Kuwaits application for United Nations membership
1954 1st meteorite known to strike a woman (Liz Hodges -- Sylacauga Alabama)
1907 Pike Place Market dedicated in Seattle (eventually became the first Starbucks)
1872 1st International soccer game, Scotland-England 0-0 (Glasgow)
1866 Work begins on 1st U.S. underwater highway tunnel, Chicago

Learn more anniversaries and birthdays at Brainy History.

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