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Little House of Practice

Laura Ingalls Wilder sat at her kitchen table, in January 1930. She was scratching out on paper a record of her life in a collection of notebooks. This was a project she had wanted to do for some years, but

Turning Point for Union

The midnight silence was broken by the sound of a horse and rider approaching. It was early in the morning of June 28, 1863, Major General George Gordon Meade had been asleep in his tent when the messenger arrived. His

Measuring Success in Teamwork

UCLA took the floor in Kansas City, as the only undefeated team in the country on March 21, 1964. Despite their 29-0 record, many coaches and experts didn’t expect the Bruins to beat the Duke team in the National Championship

Wizard of Menlo Park

Fifteen-year-old Thomas Edison sat in the composing room at the Detroit Free Press, reading the day’s news before buying his papers to sell on the train back to his hometown of Port Huron. It was a little after 10 am,

Tides of Courage

September 16, 1597 As the morning sun rose in the east, fully illuminating the Myeongnyang straight, Admiral Yi Sun-Shin stands on the uppermost deck of his command ship. In front of him is the invading Japanese fleet with 133 warships

Hamburger University

Mr. Smith shook hands with Ray Kroc at the end of the first hamburger University course in 1961. The two men smiled as Kroc gave Mr. Smith a certificate. He looked down and read, “Certificate in hamburgerology with a minor