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December, 2001:
"Yesterday, December 7, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan." -- The first line of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's address to Congress on December 8, 1941, referring to the attack on Pearl Harbor. After this speech, on December 8, the United States declared war against Japan. On December 11, Germany and Italy declared war against the United States. See the actual text of FDR's address to Congress. Read a book about Franklin D. Roosevelt.
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On December 8, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the Declaration of War against Japan.

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November 26, 2001:
"United we stand, divided we fall." -- Aesop, a Greek storyteller who lived from 620 to 560 BC. Read a book about Aesop's fables.

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November 19, 2001:
"I am thankful for my family and my friends. I like Thanksgiving because I get to spend time with them." -- Response from first grader, Ben, when his class was asked what they are thankful for and why they like Thanksgiving.

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November 12, 2001:
"Today's children are Tomorrow's leaders. The passion they learn today will remain with them for a lifetime." -- Anonymous

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November 5, 2001:
"It isn't enough to talk about peace; one must believe in it. And it isn't enough to believe in it; one must work at it." Eleanor Roosevelt on a radio broadcast, November 11, 1951. Eleanor Roosevelt was the First Lady from 1933 to 1945 when her husband, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was the President. In 1945, she became a U.S. Delegate to the United Nations. Read more about Eleanor Roosevelt.
Photo: Eleanor Roosevelt

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October 29, 2001:
"The doors of wisdom are never shut." -- Ben Franklin. Ben Franklin was born in Boston, Massachusetts, and he moved to Philadelphia when he was seventeen years old. Ben was a Founding Father of the United States. Read a book about Ben.
Photo: Ben Franklin.

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October 22, 2001:
"When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us." Alexander Graham Bell (1847-1922). Bell was a Scottish-born U.S. inventor. He invented the telephone in 1876. Read a book about Bell.
Photo: Alexander Graham Bell.

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October 15, 2001:
"I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing." -- Thomas Alva Edison. Did you know Thomas Alva Edison held more than 1,000 patents for his inventions? This is the largest number of patents held by any one person. Read a book about Alva.
Photo: Thomas Alva Edison.

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October 8, 2001:
"Tierra! Tierra!" -- Words shouted from a seaman aboard the Pinta, on October 12, 1492, at 2:00 a.m. It means "Land! Land!" Did you know the Pinta was one of the three ships Christopher Columbus used during his first voyage to the New World? The other two ships were named the Niña and the Santa María. Read a book about Christopher.
Photo: Christopher Columbus.

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October 1, 2001:
"First, I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth." President John F. Kennedy's Special Message to Congress on May 25, 1961. Read the whole text of President Kennedy's speech.
Photo: President John F. Kennedy

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September 24, 2001:
"You cannot teach a man anything; you can only help him find it within himself." Galileo Galilei. Read a book about Galileo.

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September 10, 2001:
"Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood."
Marie Curie (1867-1934). Curie was a Polish Scientist and Chemist who specialized in radiation. She worked with her husband, Pierre Curie, and they discovered radium and polonium. In 1903, Marie and Pierre Curie and A.H. Becquerel won the Nobel Prize for physics. Marie Curie won another Nobel Prize for chemistry 1935. Did you know Marie Curie was the first person to be awarded a second Nobel Prize?
Photo: Marie Curie

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September 3, 2001:
"How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!" -- Maya Angelou (1928 - ). Angelou is a U.S. writer and editor.

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