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Student academic achievement and social responsibility are the primary goals of the teachers and staff of the Kennett Consolidated School District. The KCSD Technology Dept. is committed to providing the technological tools and services to help students to achieve these goals.
Some helpful links for students:
- KCSD Web Page
- Student Resources WIKI
- The Garage
- Study Island
- The 25 Top Colleges and Universities in Pennsylvania
- How Stuff Works
- CBS Philly Science Center
- NASA Spaceflight
- The NASA Archive’s Hundreds of Videos Are Being Posted on Youtube
- 12 Keyboard Shortcuts for Chromebooks
- How Student Makers Solve Real-World Problems
- A Different Look at Space Exploration
Today in History
February 21-On this day….
In 1595, Jesuit poet Robert Southwell is hanged for “treason,” being a Catholic.
In 1631, Michael Romanov, son of the Patriarch of Moscow, is elected Russian Tsar.
In 1744, the British blockade of Toulon is broken by 27 French and Spanish warships attacking 29 British ships.
In 1775, as troubles with Great Britain increase, colonists in Massachusetts vote to buy military equipment for 15,000 men.
In 1797, Trinidad, West Indies surrenders to the British.
In 1828, the first issue of the Cherokee Phoenix is printed, both in English and in the newly invented Cherokee alphabet.
In 1848, the Communist Manifesto, written by Karl Marx with the assistance of Friedrich Engels, is published in London by a group of German-born revolutionary socialists known as the Communist League.
In 1848, former President John Quincy Adams collapses from a cerebral hemorrhage.
In 1849, in the second Sikh War, Sir Hugh Gough’s well placed guns win a victory over a Sikh force twice the size of his at Gujerat on the Chenab River, assuring British control of the Punjab for years to come.
In 1862, the Texas Rangers win a Confederate victory in the Battle of Val Verde, New Mexico.
In 1878, the world’s first telephone book is issued by the New Haven Connecticut Telephone Company containing the names of its 50 subscribers.
In 1885, the Washington Monument is dedicated in Washington, D.C.
In 1905, the Mukden campaign of the Russo-Japanese War, begins.
In 1916, the Battle of Verdun begins with an unprecedented German artillery barrage of the French lines.
In 1918, combined Allied forces of British troops and the Australian mounted cavalry capture the city of Jericho in Palestine after a three-day battle with Turkish troops.
In 1926, Swedish actress Greta Garbo makes her U.S. screen debut in The Torrent.
In 1940, the Germans begin construction of a concentration camp at Auschwitz.
In 1944, Hideki Tojo becomes chief of staff of the Japanese army.
In 1948, the National Association for Stock Car Racing–or NASCAR, as it will come to be widely known–is officially incorporated.
In 1949, Nicaragua and Costa Rica sign a friendship treaty ending hostilities over their borders.
In 1951, the U. S. Eighth Army launches Operation Killer, a counterattack to push Chinese forces north of the Han River in Korea.
In 1952, men’s figure skater Dick Button wins his second Olympic gold medal. Button captured his first gold prize at the 1948 Olympics, becoming the first American to ever take home the men’s title.
In 1956, a grand jury in Montgomery, Alabama indicts 115 in a Negro bus boycott.
In 1960, Havana places all Cuban industry under direct control of the government.
In 1965, El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz (Malcom X) is assassinated in front of 400 people.
In 1970, National Security Advisor Henry Kissinger begins secret peace talks with North Vietnamese representative Le Duc Tho, the fifth-ranking member of the Hanoi Politburo, at a villa outside Paris.
In 1972, Richard Nixon arrives in Beijing, China, becoming the first U.S. president to visit a country not diplomatically recognized by the U.S.
In 1974, a report claims that the use of defoliants by the U.S. has scarred Vietnam for a century.
In 1994, CIA operative Aldrich Ames is arrested for selling secrets to the Soviet Union.
Born on this Day
In 1794, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, Mexican Revolutionary.
In 1801, John Henry Newman, English theologian and writer.
In 1821, Charles Scribner, founded the publishing firm which became Charles Scribner’s Sons and also founded Scribner’s magazine.
In 1893, Andrés Segovia, Spanish classical guitarist.
In 1907, W.H. Auden, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet (The Age of Anxiety).
In 1927, Erma Bombeck, author and humorist (The Grass is Always Greener Over the Septic Tank).
A History of Invention
(Famous Inventions in February)
- 1865 – John Deere received a patent for plows.
In the early 1960’s, Porsche commercially manufactured farm tractors.