Category Archives: Monday Moment

Every Monday, I will post a history related post.

Hubble

Hubble Telescope’s First Pictures from Space

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about the Hubble telescope, because today is 29 years to the day it sent its first pictures from space. While the Hubble is not the first space telescope, it remains one of the largest and versatile in existence. It is well-known as both […]

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Australia

How Australia was born

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about how Australia was born, on this day in 1787. The idea for Australia was introduced by scientist, botanist, and cook Joseph Banks, who had been there when James Cook discovered “Botany Bay” – now part of Sydney, 7 years prior. Joseph Banks […]

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World’s Fair Opens

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about the world’s fair, or Exposition Universelle, in Paris opening May 6, 1889, 130 years ago today. Another word for the world’s fair is Exposition Universelle. The world’s fair of 1889 was a world’s fair held in Paris, France, from May 6 to […]

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Kate Middleton

Prince William married Kate Middleton

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton. On April 29, 2011, Prince William married Kate Middleton. Prince William is the elder son of Charles, Prince of Wales, and Diana, Princess of Wales. His full name is William Arthur Philip Louis Windsor and is […]

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Swan Lake Completed

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan Lake.” The reason I am writing about this is that in 1876, 143 years ago today, the famous ballet “Swan Lake” was completed. This was the first ballet written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Other famous ballets by […]

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Titanic Sinks

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about the RMS Titanic sinking. The Titanic is very famous because when it was built people said, “Not even God could sink this ship.” Because of this, the crew did not pack enough lifeboats to carry everyone off the ship. Then, on its […]

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I got my first author interview!

Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday blog post, I am writing about how I am an official author now because I have gotten my first interview about my books. The reason I say this is because another blogger decided to feature me and my books on his blog. The name of this blogger […]

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First Fire Escape Patented

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment blog post, I am posting about the first fire escape being patented. It was patented 253 years ago today, in 1766. The first fire escape was actually just a wicker basket on a rope with a pulley. I’m not sure how this system was supposed to be […]

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Hailey McDonald

Beautiful Love Poem by my Best Friend

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Friday! For today’s Family Friday post, I am writing about the beautiful love poem my best friend wrote. I am so excited to share this poem with all my Sparkles. My friend is a beautiful writer, and her imagery is spot on. Since this is my blog post, I am going to […]

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Biblical Qualifications for Future Husband

Hey Sparkles! Happy Wednesday! For today’s Wednesday Wisdom post, I am writing about the Biblical qualifications for a future husband. My LifeGroup class at my church has talked a lot about this lately, and I thought I would share it with my Sparkles. The righteous hates falsehood, but the wicked brings shame and disgrace. Proverbs […]

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First Easter Sunday

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about the first Easter Sunday ever, 1,988 years ago today. Easter Sunday is always observed on the first Sunday after the first full moon after the Spring Equinox. It celebrates the coming of Spring and new life. However, the most important thing Easter […]

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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about the largest art robbery in the U.S., at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The robbery took place on March 18, 1990. This is 29 years ago today. What happened was two thieves dressed as police officers were admitted into the Isabella Stewart […]

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1 Million Days Since Rome’s Foundation

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about Rome. Did you know? Today is exactly 1 million days since Rome’s foundation. It was founded on April 21, 753 BC. Legend has it that two demigod brothers, Romulus and Remus, were having a quarrel over which one of them was going […]

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Antonio Vivaldi – 341st Birthday

Hey Sparkles! Happy Monday! For today’s Monday Moment post, I am writing about Antonio Vivaldi, because today is his 341st birthday. Antonio Vivaldi was a Venetian priest and a Baroque composer, as well as a violin virtuoso. His most famous work is TheĀ FourĀ Seasons, and it is a series of four violin concertos, Spring, Summer, Fall, […]

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Danielle Papageorgiou

Godly Woman Danielle Papageorgiou

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Hey Sparkles! Happy Wednesday! For today’s Wednesday Wisdom blog post, I am writing about my 52 Godly Women meeting with Danielle Papageorgiou. She is a homeschooling mom that I met in Mama Rhea‘s group. I was given the extreme pleasure of getting to visit with her at her house. I got to learn all about […]

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