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Katherine Johnson – Space Scientist

As you know, I like to write about women who have affected our history because they are often overlooked in history classes and books. Today, I want to write about Katherine Johnson who was a mathematician and space scientist. In the 1960's, Katherine Coleman Goble Johnson worked for NASA. In fact, Katherine started working there... Continue Reading →

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Susan La Flesche Picotte

Susan La Flesche Picotte was born on this day, June 17, in 1865. She lived until September 18, 1915, when she died at the age of 50. She was a member of the Omaha tribe. Susan felt inspired to become a physician after seeing a white doctor ignore four requests to come and help a... Continue Reading →

Geronimo

Geronimo (1829-1909) - This man is a famous Apache military and spiritual leader. For 30 years he fought Mexican and United States forces looking to expand into Apache territory to protect his tribe‚Äôs homeland. June 16th marks the anniversary of his birth. It's rare that famous Native Americans birth date are known. Usually we only... Continue Reading →

Why I struggle with religion

I'll always stand by your right to believe in whatever religion you want, but will you stand by my right to believe that all religion has a lot of unhealthy beliefs? Religion keeps us compliant Religion has always been the most powerful way of making people compliant. Living in Quebec, our history is very clear... Continue Reading →

Nobody gave the working-class anything

Often history is rewritten and modified to make people look better. No matter what some may say, nobody gave the working-class anything. Each achievement, each win was fought for. In 1941 the government marched 500 heavily armed police through Kirkland Lake. The goal was to warn that should miners strike they would pay a heavy... Continue Reading →

Learning history is important

Learning history is important. I had history is school and now my children have history in school. Unfortunately, it's far from complete when it comes to our own country's history. We only teach the good sides and tend to brush our troubled past under the rug. Learning history is important. I never attended school in... Continue Reading →

Pontiac, war leader

Pontiac was born in 1720 and died in 1769. He is best known for resisting the British occupation of the Great Lakes Region of North America. By the time he was 27 year old, he had become a respected war leader. The Pontiac's War began on May 7th, 1763. Pontiac was 43 years old at... Continue Reading →

Leonardo da Vinci

April 15th marks a great man's birthday. Leonardo da Vinci was born in 1452 and passed away in 1519. Da Vinci invented so many things that wouldn't be realized until hundreds of years later, such as the parachute and helicopter. He was a great inventor. To say he was ahead of his time would be... Continue Reading →

Human Space Flight

April 12th is the International Day of Human Space Flight. Over 200 astronauts have stepped into the vacuum of space over the years. Yuri Gagarin, a Russian astronaut, was the first man in space on April 12th 1961. He made an hour and 48 minutes orbital flight in the Vostok 1 spacecraft. Can you imagine... Continue Reading →

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