Posts Tagged “Congress”

Did Elmo Testify Before Congress?

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Elmo testifies before Congress

FACT OF THE DAY: On April 23, 2002, Sesame Street character Elmo became the first non-human to testify before Congress. He was there to defend funding for music programs in schools.

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The Turkey, America’s National Bird?

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Turkey

FACT OF THE DAY:  The turkey has come to represent the Thanksgiving holiday. Did you know that it almost came to represent the United States? After the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, Congress gave the trio of Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams the task of coming up with a seal for the new country. The trio could not come to an agreement. It was said the Benjamin Franklin was pushing for the turkey to become the national bird.

 

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