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Friday, March 5, 2010

Frolio Junior High School, Abington -- March 5

See the Math!
42° 07' 06"N
70° 56' 47"W
How many degrees, minutes, and seconds away is your house? Check Stephen Morse for any U.S. address, or an atlas or globe for other places throughout the world.

Our Frolio visit is on March 5, the anniversary of:

1994-Largest milkshake (1,955 gallons of chocolate-Nelspruit South Africa)
1982-Russian spacecraft Venera 14 lands and sends back data from Venus
1978-Landsat 3 launched from Vandenberg AFB, California 
          (Landsat is responsible for many images we have of the earth)
1968-U.S. launches Solar Explorer 2 to study the Sun
1908-1st ascent of Mount Erebus, Antarctica
1877-Rutherford B. Hayes inaugurated as 19th U.S. president
1868-Stapler patented in England by C. H. Gould
1849-Zachary Taylor sworn in as 12th president
1845-Congress appropriates $30,000 to ship camels to western U.S.
1821-Monroe is 1st President inaugurated on March 5th, because 4th was Sun
1807-1st performance of Ludwig von Beethoven's 4th Symphony in B
Check more March 5 events and other dates on Brainy History

Frolio students: Be sure to use the "comments" link for your geographic questions, and explore the geography and other links on our blog's main menu!

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