For Students

Students Using a Smartboard at the KMS Math Carnival

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.

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Today in History

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August 15-On this day….

In 1057, at the Battle of Lumphanan, King Macbeth of Scotland is slain by Malcolm Canmore, whose father, King Duncan I, was murdered by Macbeth 17 years earlier.

In 1261, Constantinople falls to Michael VIII of Nicea and his army.

In 1385, John of Portugal defeats John of Castile at the Battle of Aljubarrota.

In 1598, Hugh O’Neill, the Earl of Tyrone, leads an Irish force to victory over the British at Battle of Yellow Ford.

In 1760, Frederick II defeats the Austrians at the Battle of Liegnitz.

In 1812, Potawatomi Indians kill William Wells, an Indian captive turned Indian fighter.

In 1861, just months after he surrendered Fort Sumter, South Carolina, Union General Robert Anderson is named commander of the Department of Kentucky.

In 1864, the Confederate raider Tallahassee captures six Federal ships off New England.

In 1872, the first ballot voting in England is conducted.

In 1899, in Detroit, Michigan, Henry Ford resigns his position as chief engineer at the Edison Illuminating Company’s main plant in order to concentrate on automobile production.

In 1914, the Panama Canal opens to traffic.

In 1930, President Herbert Hoover gives a press conference in which he offers plans for relief of individuals and businesses affected by a series of devastating droughts. The droughts, combined with a major stock market crash in October 1929, resulted in dire economic conditions in the country that lasted throughout the early to mid-1930s, an era known as the Great Depression.

In 1935, American comedian and “cowboy philosopher” Will Rogers dies in an airplane accident, along with American aviation pioneer Wiley Post.

In 1942, the Japanese submarine I-25 departs Japan with a floatplane in its hold which will be assembled upon arriving off the West Coast of the United States, and used to bomb U.S. forests.

In 1944, American, British and French forces land on the southern coast of France, between Toulon and Cannes, in Operation Dragoon.

In 1945, gasoline and fuel oil rationing ends in the United States.

In 1945, Emperor Hirohito broadcasts the news of Japan’s surrender to the Japanese people.

In 1947, Britain grants independence to India and Pakistan.

In 1950, two U.S. divisions are badly mauled by the North Korean Army at the Battle of the Bowling Alley in South Korea, which rages on for five more days.

In 1964, Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev declares that he is ready to begin disarmament talks with the West.

In 1969, over 400,000 young people attend a weekend of rock music at Woodstock, New York.

In 1971, US President Richard Nixon announces a 90-day freeze on wages and prices in an attempt to halt rapid inflation.

In 1986, ignoring objections from President Ronald Reagan‘s Administration, US Senate approves economic sanctions against South Africa to protest that country’s apartheid policies.

In 1994, US Social Security Administration, previously part of the Department of Health and Human Services, becomes an independent government agency.

In 1994, infamous terrorist Carlos the Jackal captured in Khartoum, Sudan.

In 2001, astronomers announce the first solar system discovered outside our own; two planets had been found orbiting a star in the Big Dipper.

In 2007, an earthquake of 8.0 magnitude kills over 500 and injures more than 1,000 in Peru.

Born on this Day

In 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of France (1804-1815) and military leader.

In 1771, Sir Walter Scott, Scottish novelist who wrote Ivanhoe and Rob Roy.

In 1859, Charles Albert Comiskey, namesake of Chicago’s famous Comiskey Park.

In 1888, T.E. Lawrence, better known as Lawrence of Arabia for his military exploits against the Turks in World War I.

In 1912, Julia Child, American chef and television personality.

In 1924, Robert Bolt, English screenwriter and playwright best known for A Man for all Seasons.

In 1938, Maxine Waters, congresswoman from California, second African-American woman to be elected to congress.

In 1938, Stephen Breyer, US Supreme Court justice.

In 1946, Jimmy Webb, songwriter (“MacArthur Park,” “By the Time I Get to Phoenix”).

In 1961, Ed Gilllespie, US Republican political strategist and White House counsel to President George W. Bush.

In 1964, Melinda French Gates, businesswoman, philanthropist; co-founder of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation with her husband, Bill Gates (co-founder of Microsoft).

In 1965, Rob Thomas, television writer (Veronica Mars90210).

A History of Invention

(Famous Inventions in August)

August 15

  • 1989 – President George Bush issued a proclamation commemorating the bicentennial anniversary of the first patent and copyright laws.

Technology Facts

Using a hands-free device to talk on the phone while driving has been shown to be equally or more dangerous than driving drunk.