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HISTORIC JULY CELEBRATIONS & EVENTS

Here are some July celebrations and events with histories kids might like to investigate.
Canada Day (July 1st, Canada)
Independence Day / Fourth Of July (July 4th, U.S.A.) 156 more words

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ANNOUNCEMENT

I will be doing some blog posts over the summer, but am taking a bit of a blog break to concentrate on writing Book Four of my Time Rose series. 12 more words

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TRIVIA TRAIL: SHANGRI-LA

Question: James Hilton’s famous novel, Lost Horizon, is about an idyllic, mysterious mountain community in Tibet, where people lived in peace and harmony isolated from the rest of the world. 463 more words

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HISTORY TIDBIT: TOOTHBRUSHES

The first bristle toothbrush consisted of the hairs of wild boars inserted in a handle made of bone or bamboo, and was the brainchild of a fifteenth-century Chinese emperor.

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HISTORY TIDBIT: THE BOXER REBELLION

Tzu Hsi, Empress of China, also known as the Old Buddha (even though her philosophies came nowhere near to those of that peaceful soul), hated foreigners and the influence they wielded after they turned their attention to her part of the world and acquired dominance over in lands that had once been under Chinese control. 133 more words

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HAPPY SAINT JEAN BAPTISTE DAY

Whether it’s called “Saint Jean Baptiste Day”, “la Saint-Jean”, or the “Fête Nationale du Québec”, the feast day of Saint John the Baptist is a time for religious and patriotic festivities in the Canadian province of Québec. 84 more words

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