Browsing: April

A Brief History On April 23, 1635, Boston Latin School was established and is both the first public school and oldest existing school in the United States of America.  Do you want to know the best tips for starting a new school? If yes, then you have come to the right spot. A school works as a base for your child’s future, and this is where they study to succeed. Surviving at new school can be frightening and nerve-wracking for your little one. Your kid must be anxious thinking about a whole new environment. He might be concerned about the…

A Brief History On April 29, 2011, the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton took place at Westminster Abbey in London, United Kingdom.  The challenge is indeed real when the wedding day is almost near, hence to lessen the stress brides have, some of them allow mothers to choose the best flower girl dresses along with the best accessories such as cute fascinator and jewelries that would suit their daughters well, may the dresses be in different fabrics, for as long as the girls are comfortable and they look good and fabulous. Digging Deeper Lace flower girl dresses are…

A Brief History On April 29, 2017, at the iconic Wembley Stadium in London, Anthony Joshua set a post-war crowd attendance record for boxing when becoming the unified heavyweight champion of the world.  An eleventh-round stoppage of the much older Wladimir Klitschko saw British boxer Joshua unify the WBA super and IBO belts, which were both vacant, with the IBF strap. Ukrainian legend Klitschko had previously lost the first two titles to Tyson Fury. Digging Deeper The journey from amateur super-heavyweight to holding these and later the WBO championship saw Joshua take a well-trodden path using the Olympics as a…

A Brief History On April 29, 1483, the Kingdom of Castile captured the main island of the Canary Islands, Gran Canaria, leading to Spanish ownership of the islands to this day.  Consisting of many smaller islands as well as the 7 “main” islands, the largest island is Tenerife, and Gran Canaria is the third largest island with an area of 600 square miles.  (For comparison, Cuyahoga County, Ohio, home to Cleveland, has an land area of 457 square miles, and Cook County, Illinois, home to Chicago, has a land area of 945 square miles.  With 596.7 square miles of land,…

A Brief History On April 28, 1881, the notorious outlaw and gunman known as Billy the Kid escaped from his jail cell where he was being held after he was convicted of murder and sentenced to death.  In a previous article, 5 Dashing, Daring, and Dynamic Escapes we discussed some famous/infamous escapes, and today we again explore the topic of people escaping from custody against all odds of success. Question for (Students and others): What other famous or infamous escape would you include on this list?  Please let us know in the comments section below this article. Digging Deeper 1.…

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