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District Website Marks One Year

Posted by Greg on June 26, 2009 4:28 PM | Filed in This Day in History |

Hey, did you know the new Fayetteville Public Schools website launched a year ago today?  We've come a long way in our first year, adding the FPS Community Blog, pages dedicated to Project 21c, and more.

Do you have thoughts or feedback regarding the website?  Share them in the comments below.

This Day in History: October 13th

Posted by Greg on October 13, 2008 12:07 PM | Filed in This Day in History |

whitehouse.pngHere's a look at this day in history:

1792:  Freemasons lay the first cornerstone for the White House.  The building earns its nickname due to the light-colored sandstone used in construction, but the name doesn't become official until President Theodore Roosevelt orders stationery engraved with "The White House."

1903:  The Boston Americans win baseball's first World Series by defeating the Pittsburgh Pirates.

1983:  The first cellular phone network is launched in Chicago.

This Day in History: September 29th

Posted by Alan on September 29, 2008 1:55 PM | Filed in This Day in History |

bobbies.pngHere's a look at a few important events on this day throughout history:

  Sir Robert Peel founds the London Metropolitan Police following passage of the Metropolitan Police Act by Parliament.  London police offers are often called "Bobbies" (or, less frequently, "Peelers") following the founding.

1979:  Pope John Paul II makes his first trip to the US.

2005:  New York Times reporter Judith Miller is released from prison.  She had been held for refusing to identify a source.

This Day in History: September 25th

Posted by Alan on September 25, 2008 10:57 AM | Filed in This Day in History |

Central-high.pngLittle Rock secured a place in history on this day back in 1957.

1789:  James Madison leads the US Congress to approve twelve amendments to the Constitution, ten of which become the Bill of Rights.

1957:  Central High School in Little Rock is integrated.  Nine African American students are escorted to class by the National Guard. 

1981:  Sandra Day O'Connor is sworn in as the first female Supreme Court Justice.

This Day in History: September 23rd

Posted by Alan on September 23, 2008 2:18 PM | Filed in This Day in History | Comments (1)

FlamboroughHead.png(Here's a new feature we'll try to do each day.  We'll see how it goes).

On this day in history:

1779:  Capt. John Paul Jones, his ship—the Bonhomme Richard—on fire and sinking during the Battle of Flamborough Head, tells the captain of the British ship Serapis:  "I have not yet begun to fight!"  Three hours later, Jones and his crew capture the Serapis.

1846:  Johann Gottfried Galle discovers Neptune while working at the Berlin Observatory.

1952:  Richard Nixon delivers his famous "Checkers" speech.

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