Monthly Archives: March 2011

First U.S. Mint

Did you know on April 2, 1792 Congress authorized the first U.S. Mint in Philadelphia? The Philadelphia mint was the third government building built in the city in 1792.  It has moved three times with the last time in 1969. … Continue reading

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Did you know the first St. Patrick’s Day parade held in New York City was on March 17, 1762?  There are over 100 St. Patrick’s Day parades held in the U.S. and only approximately 30 held in Ireland. There are … Continue reading

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Susan B. Anthony

Did you know Susan B. Anthony was a teacher at 17 years old?  She learned to read and write at the age of three.  At the age of 16 she collected petitions against slavery in response to the gag rule. … Continue reading

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Nebraska

Did you know on March 1, 1867 Nebraska became the 37th state? Nebraska is nicknamed the Cornhusker state because it is the leading grain producer.  The capital of Nebraska is Lincoln.  The state flower is the goldenrod and the state … Continue reading

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