I am Maria Mitchell. Maria Mitchell Astronomer 1818 - 1889 We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but is somewhat beauty and poetry. —Maria Mitchell Who Am I?
Uncle Sam The exact origins of Uncle Sam as a symbol for the United States are unknown. But the most widely accepted theory is that Uncle Sam was named after Samuel Wilson (1766-1854).
Liberty Wind speed at which Statue sways 3 inches (7.62 cm): 50 mph Torch sway in 50 mph wind: 5 inches (12.7 cm). Number of windows in the crown: 25 Number of spikes in the crown: Seven rays of the diadem (7 oceans of the World) Hand with which Statue holds tablet: Left Inscription on tablet: "July 4, 1776" (in Roman numerals) Day of America's Independence from Britain: July 4, 1776 Height from base to torch (Bartholdi's design): 151' 1" (46.50m) Height from base to torch (1984 Survey): 152' 2" (46.84m) Foundation of pedestal to torch (Bartholdi's design): 305' 1" (92.99m) Foundation of pedestal to torch (1984 Survey): 306' 8" (93.47m) Heel to top of head: 111' 1" (33.86m) Length of hand: 16' 5" (5.00m) The statue was completed in Paris in June 1884, presented to America by the people of France on July 4, 1884. Date of Final Assembly of statue & pedestal: 1886
Walter Hunt The safety pin was the invention of Walter Hunt. On April 10, 1849, the safety pin was patented. Walter Hunt also thought little of his safety pin as an invention and soon sold the patent for four hundred dollars. Hunt was a mechanic from New York, whose other inventions include: a forerunner of the Winchester repeating rifle knife sharpener streetcar bell hard-coal-burning stove road sweeping machinery ice ploughs mail making machinery. In 1834, Walter Hunt built America's first sewing machine, which was also the first eye pointed needle sewing machine. He later lost interest in patenting his sewing machine, because he believed the invention would cause unemployment. Elias Howe re-invented the machine and patented it in 1846.sewing machine
Gutzon Borglum Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt and Lincoln on Mount Rushmore. In 1927 the American sculptor Gutzom Borglum (1867-1941), a great admirer of Abraham Lincoln, began the task of hewing heads of Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt, each over 60 ft high, out of the granite rock of Mount Rushmore (5725 ft). Work continued until 1941, involving the blasting away of no less than 400,000 tons of rock. After Gutzom Borglum's death in March 1941 his son Lincoln carried on the work.
Maria Mitchell Maria Mitchell Astronomer 1818 - 1889 We especially need imagination in science. It is not all mathematics, nor all logic, but is somewhat beauty and poetry. —Maria Mitchell Maria Mitchell was born August 1, 1818 on the island of Nantucket in Massachusetts. She became the first acknowledged woman astronomer in the United States.
Dolley Madison Dolley Payne Todd Madison (May 20, 1768 – July 12, 1849), wife of President James Madison-4 th President of the US, who served from 1809 until 1817. She also occasionally acted as what is now described as First Lady of the United States during the administration of Thomas Jefferson-3 rd President of the United States - fulfilling the ceremonial functions more usually associated with the President's wife, since Jefferson was a widower.May 201768July 121849PresidentJames Madison18091817First Lady of the United StatesThomas Jefferson
Elizabeth Cady Stanton November 12November 12, 1815 - October 26, 1902 Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony As active abolitionist, Stanton and Lucretia Mott fought for women’s rights. In 1848, she and Mott called for a women's rights convention to be held in Seneca Falls, New York. That convention, and the Declaration of Sentiments written by Stanton which was approved there, is credited with initiating the long struggle towards women's rights and woman suffrage. Lucretia Mottlong struggle Elizabeth Cady Stanton died in New York on October 26, 1902, with nearly 20 years to go before the United States granted women the right to vote.
Babe Ruth Bio | Video (Streaming Windows Media) George Herman "Babe" Ruth was an American original, baseball's first great slugger and the most celebrated athlete of his time. The southpaw hurler debuted with the Red Sox, winning 89 games in six years while setting the World Series record for consecutive scoreless innings. "The Sultan of Swat" converted to the outfield full-time after his sale to the Yankees in 1920 and led New York to seven American League pennants and four World Series titles. He finished with 714 home runs, leading the league 12 times, including a remarkable 60 round- trippers in 1927.Video (Streaming Windows Media)
Sacajawea SACAJAWEA Sacajawea, also spelled Sacagawea (1788- 1812) was a Shoshone Indian who guided, and acted as interpreter and negotiator for Meriwether Lewis and William Clark on their exploratory expedition. She traveled with them from North Dakota to the Oregon coast and back. Meriwether LewisWilliam ClarkNorth DakotaOregon
Queen Lydia Liliuokalani (September 2, 1838 - November 11, 1917) Queen Liliuokalani was the last reigning monarch of the Hawaiian islands. She felt her mission was to preserve the islands for their native residents. In 1898, Hawaii was annexed to the United States and Queen Liliuokalani was forced to give up her throne. Today she is remembered as the composer of over 100 songs, including the famous "Aloha Oe." There is a statue of the queen, sculpted by Marianne Pineda, at the State Capitol in Honolulu. Click to hear the song. http://ingeb.org/songs/aloha_oe.midhttp://ingeb.org/songs/aloha_oe.mid