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.
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
In 1689, England’s “Bloodless Revolution” reaches its climax when parliament invites William and Mary to become joint sovereigns.
In 1807, President Thomas Jefferson exposes a plot by Aaron Burr to form a new republic in the Southwest.
In 1824, a British force is wiped out by an Asante army under Osei Bonsu on the African Gold Coast. This is the first defeat for a colonial power.
In 1863, in an attempt to out flank Robert E. Lee‘s Army of Northern Virginia, General Ambrose Burnside leads his army on a march to north Fredericksburg, but foul weather bogs his army down in what will become known as the “Mud March.”
In 1879, eighty-two British soldiers hold off attacks by 4,000 Zulu warriors at the Battle of Rorke’s Drift in South Africa.
In 1901, the death of Queen Victoria on January 22, 1901, ends an era in which most of her British subjects know no other monarch. Her 63-year reign, the longest in British history, saw the growth of an empire on which the sun never set. Victoria restored dignity to the English monarchy and ensured its survival as a ceremonial political institution.
In 1905, Russian troops fire on civilians beginning Bloody Sunday in St. Petersburg. (The first Russian revolution begins).
In 1912, the Second Monte Carlo auto race begins.
In 1913, Turkey consents to the Balkan peace terms and gives up Adrianople.
In 1930, Admiral Richard Byrd charts a vast area of Antarctica.
In 1932, government troops crush a Communist uprising in Northern Spain.
In 1939, a Nazi order erases the old officer caste, tying the army directly to the Party.
In 1943, Axis forces pull out of Tripoli for Tunisia, destroying bases as they leave.
In 1971, Communist forces shell Phnom Penh, Cambodia, for the first time.
In 1973, in Kingston, Jamaica, the 24-year-old George Foreman pulls off a stunning upset, defeating reigning champion Joe Frazier in four minutes and 35 seconds to win the heavyweight championship of the world.
In 1973, former President Lyndon Baines Johnson dies in Johnson City, Texas, at the age of 64.
In 1979, Abu Hassan, the alleged planner of the 1972 Munich raid, is killed by a bomb in Beirut.
In 1980, Andrei Dmitriyevich Sakharov, the Soviet physicist who helped build the USSR’s first hydrogen bomb, is arrested after criticizing the Soviet military intervention in Afghanistan. He was subsequently stripped of his numerous scientific honors and banished to remote Gorky.
In 1982, President Ronald Reagan formally links progress in arms control to Soviet repression in Poland.
In 1998, in a Sacramento, California, courtroom, Theodore J. Kaczynski pleads guilty to all federal charges against him, acknowledging his responsibility for a 17-year campaign of package bombings attributed to the “Unabomber.”
Born on this Day
In 1440, Ivan III (the Great), grand prince of Russia.
In 1561, Sir Francis Bacon, English philosopher, statesman, essayist (The Advancement of Learning).
In 1788, Lord George Byron, English romantic poet (“Lara,” “Don Juan.”)
In 1874, D.W. [David Wark] Griffith, influential U.S. film director (The Birth of A Nation, Intolerance).
In 1890, Fred Vinson, Thirteenth Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.
In 1906, Willa Brown-Chappell, pioneer aviator.
A History of Invention
- 1895 – “Lifebuoy” soap was trademark registered.
- 1931 – VARA (a Dutch company) began experimental televisionbroadcasts from Diamantbeurs, Amsterdam.
The astronauts of Apollo 11 couldn’t get life insurance; instead they signed envelopes that their families could auction in case something went wrong.