Mrs. Bergman, GW art teacher(right), Mrs. Marino, GW Principal(center), and Bodie Fenstermacher, technical advisor(left), with T-Rex constructed by Greenwood students for April’s Spirit Assembly
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
- Khan Academy
- The Garage
- 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
- MIT Solve
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Today in History
June 14, 2019
In 1381, the Peasants’ Revolt, led by Wat Tyler, climaxes when rebels plunder and burn the Tower of London and kill the Archbishop of Canterbury.
In 1642, Massachusetts passes the first compulsory education law in the colonies.
In 1775, the U.S. Army is founded when the Continental Congress authorizes the muster of troops.
In 1777, the Continental Congress authorizes the “stars and stripes” flag for the new United States.
In 1789, Captain William Bligh of the HMS Bounty arrives in Timor in a small boat. He had been forced to leave his ship when his crew mutinied.
In 1846, a group of settlers declare California to be a republic.
In 1864, at the Battle of Pine Mountain, Georgia, Confederate General Leonidas Polk is killed by a Union shell.
In 1893, the city of Philadelphia observes the first Flag Day.
In 1907, women in Norway win the right to vote.
In 1922, President Warren G. Harding becomes the first president to speak on the radio.
In 1927, Nicaraguan President Porfirio Diaz signs a treaty with the U.S. allowing American intervention in his country.
In 1932, Representative Edward Eslick dies on the floor of the House of Representatives while pleading for the passage of the bonus bill.
In 1940, German forces occupy Paris.
In 1942, the Supreme Court rules that requiring students to salute the American flag is unconstitutional.
In 1944, Boeing B-29 bombers conduct their first raid against mainland Japan.
In 1945, Burma is liberated by the British.
In 1949, the State of Vietnam is formed.
In 1951, UNIVAC, the first computer built for commercial purposes, is demonstrated in Philadelphia by Dr. John W. Mauchly and J. Presper Eckert, Jr.
In 1954, Americans take part in the first nation-wide civil defense test against atomic attack.
In 1965, a military triumvirate takes control in Saigon, South Vietnam.
In 1968, a Federal District Court jury in Boston convicts Dr. Benjamin Spock and three others, including Yale University Chaplain William Sloane Coffin, Jr., of conspiring to aid, abet, and counsel draft registrants to violate the Selective Service Act.
In 1969, the U.S. command announces that three combat units will be withdrawn from Vietnam. They were the 1st and 2nd Brigades of the U.S. Army 9th Infantry Division and Regimental Landing Team 9 of the 3rd Marine Division–a total of about 13,000 to 14,000 men. These troops were part of the first U.S. troop withdrawal, which had been announced on June 8 by President Richard Nixon at the Midway conference with South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu.
In 1982, Argentina surrenders to the United Kingdom ending the Falkland Islands War.
In 1985, gunmen hijack a passenger jet over the Middle East.
In 1989, Congressman William Gray, an African American, is elected Democratic Whip of the House of Representatives.
In 1995, Chechen rebels take 2,000 people hostage in a hospital in Russia.
In 1998, Michael Jordan leads the Chicago Bulls to an 87-86 win over the Utah Jazz in Game Six of the NBA Finals to clinch their third consecutive NBA title. Jordan scored 45 points and hit the winning jump shot with 5.2 seconds left on the clock in what seemed a fitting end to a historic career.
In 2017, shortly before 1:00 zam, a fire tore through West London’s 24-story Grenfell tower. 72 people died, scores were injured and hundreds were left homeless in Britain’s deadliest fire in more than a century.
In 2017, a gunman walked onto a baseball field at Eugene Simpson Park in Alexandria, Virginia, opening fire on politicians and wounding House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana and four others.
Born on this Day
In 1736, Charles-Augustin de Coulomb, French physicist who wrote Coulomb’s Law and invented the torsion balance.
In 1811, Harriet Beecher Stowe, American author (Uncle Tom’s Cabin).
In 1820, John Bartlett, editor, compiler of Barlett’s Familiar Quotations.
In 1855, Robert Marion “Fighting Bob” La Follette, reform movement leader, Governor of Wisconsin, U.S. Senator and Progressive Party presidential candidate.
In 1868, Karl Landsteiner, Austrian immunologist and pathologist who invented the modern system of classification of blood groups (Nobel Prize, 1930)
In 1906, Margaret Bourke-White, American photojournalist.
In 1909, folk singer Burl Ives.
In 1912, E. Cuyler Hammond, scientist who was the first to prove that smoking causes lung cancer.
In 1925, Pierre Salinger, press secretary for John F. Kennedy.
In 1925, David Bache, English car designer who invented the Land Rover and Series II Land Rover.
In 1933, Jerzy Kosinski, Polish-American novelist (The Painted Bird, Being There).
In 1946, Donald Trump, New York real estate mogul, and President of the United States.
In 1949, Bob Frankston, computer programmer and inventor of VisiCalc.
A History of Invention
Courtesy of ThoughtCo.com
|1927—George Washington Carver received a patent for a process of producing paints and stains|
- In June 1983, the Apple Lisa was released; it was the first commercial computer with a graphical user interface (GUI) and a mouse.