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► On Feb. 21, 1828, the first printing press designed to use the newly invented Cherokee alphabet arrives at New Echota, Ga. A young Cherokee, Sequoyah, had invented the written language, consisting of 86 characters. Within months, the first Indian language newspaper in history was printed. It was called the Cherokee Phoenix. ► On Feb. 23, 1885, a 19-year-old man named John Lee is sent to the gallows in Exeter, England, for the murder of a rich older woman. After the noose was put around his neck the lever malfunctioned three times. The authorities, mystified at the gallows’ inexplicable malfunction, decided to ascribe it to an act of God. Lee was sent to prison instead.

► On March 1, 1692, in Salem Village in the Massachusetts Bay Colony, three women are charged with the illegal practice of witchcraft after two young girls experienced fits and other mysterious maladies. During the next few months, area residents incriminated more than 150 women and men. ► On Feb. 27, 1864, the first Union inmates begin arriving at Andersonville prison in Georgia. Andersonville became synonymous with death as nearly a quarter of its inmates died in captivity. Confederate camp commander Henry Wirz was executed after the war for brutality and mistreatment under his command.

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IN THE COLD! (continued) • Because Canada has long winters, it is no wonder that they have a lot of people who like to ice fish. It is home to the greatest number of participants in the sport. In the year 2000, Canadian anglers spent a combined total of 4,489,296 days ice fishing! • A small fishing village on the south shore of Nova Scotia, West Pubnico, was named for the native Mi’kmaq word, Pombcoup, which means: “a hole that has been cut in the ice for fishing.” • More than 60% of the fish Canadians catch beneath the ice are caught and released. They eat less than one third of their catch. They practice CPR: “catch, photograph, release!” • Minnesota is nicknamed the “Land of 10,000 Lakes.” There are actually 11,842 lakes in the state that are 10 acres or larger (4 ha). With so many lakes and cold winters it is no wonder that ice fishing is a popular sport. • Minnesota is known for its abundance of ice shelters set up on the state’s lakes. If you’ve ever flown into or out of the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport you have probably noticed all of the dots on the lakes! Each year it is estimated that around 150,000 ice fishing shelters are set up. The state’s Department of Natural Resources estimates that about 30% of the fish caught in the state are caught when the lakes are frozen.

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they are smaller, they are harder to spot and therefore very dangerous for ships. • Even though most icebergs are found floating in oceans of salt water they are made of pure fresh water. Most of the icebergs on earth are found in the frigid waters surrounding Antarctica and in the northern Atlantic Ocean. Most icebergs originate near the west coast of Greenland. • “Iceberg Alley” is the name given to an area from Baffin Bay, off the west coast of Greenland where many massive icebergs break into the water, to the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador on the east coast of Canada. The Newfoundland and Labrador area is known as the Iceberg Capital of the World. • Approximately 90% of the icebergs that are in the waters near Newfoundland and Labrador originated from the glaciers of western Greenland. They are among the fastest moving icebergs in the world. Even so, by most standards, the four miles (7 km) per year that they tend to move seems slow. It takes an estimated two to three years for the massive icebergs to cover the 1600 nautical miles (2963 km) and reach the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. If icebergs reach the Atlantic Ocean before melting, they melt rather quickly in the warm waters. • After the sinking of the Titanic in 1912, near Newfoundland, the United States, Canada, and eleven other countries formed the International Ice Patrol. The patrol uses airplanes and radar to track

icebergs that make their way into the major shipping lanes. The U.S. National Ice Center monitors icebergs larger than 5,400 square feet (500 sq/m) near Antarctica using satellite data. Icebergs are not just studied and watched to protect ships, scientists use them as tools for studying ocean processes and climate. • A way that some inventive Canadians have chosen to use the abundance of icebergs floating in their waters is in creating vodka and other alcoholic spirits. The Iceberg Vodka Corporation, based in St. John’s Newfoundland, produces spirits “made from naturally pure 12,000-yearold icebergs harvested off the coast of Newfoundland.” They use Ontario-grown sweet corn in making their beverages as well. They also make Iceberg Rum and Iceberg Gin. • The largest iceberg ever recorded was found near Baffin Island in 1882. Eight miles long and three miles wide (13 km long/6 km wide), its height above water was 65 feet (20 m).

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▲ Got small kids? If your little one keeps rolling out of his bed, here’s a By JoAnn Derson tip: Use a pool noodle tucked under ▲ Sources who know say that if you the fitted sheet, lengthwise along the drop a clean glass marble in your edge of the bed. It’s just enough of a tea kettle, it will prevent it from bumper to send a sleeping child back scaling. to the center of the mattress. ▲ “Air-popped popcorn is healthier for you. If you have an air popper, you’ll also have a jar of popcorn kernels. Keep them in the refrigerator or even the freezer. You can use them straight from the fridge, and the bonus is that you’ll have fewer unpopped kernels and bigger, fluffier popcorn.” -- E.M. in Wisconsin

▲ “If you have mismatched picture frames that you’d like to use, try spray-painting them all the same color. I had several that were different colors and a little bit beat up, but I wanted to use them in one big group. I painted them all glossy black, and they look great!” -- W.F. in Arkansas

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▲ Hanging shoe racks are a wonderful organizational tool -especially the ones made of plastic that have see-through pockets. You can use them on the back of your bathroom door for small towels and toiletries, or how about on the back of baby’s door as a diaper organizer? My favorite use is on the back of my garage door to hold all the cleaning bottles and solutions with other supplies. They are nice and high, and out of reach of little hands.

▲ “It can be tricky to add new keys to a key ring, especially if you don’t have much of a fingernail. I have found a foolproof way to get the key started. Just use a staple remover. It works wonders!” -- T.R. in Indiana ▲ If you have small scratches in your wood furniture, try this old trick: Rub a walnut over dings to cover them up. Or find a matching brown crayon, rub it lightly into the scratch, and finish with a hair dryer held 10 inches away for about 1015 seconds. It melts the wax of the crayon, and then you can buff it with

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2. Saw Military Action in the French and Indian War During the French and Indian War (17541763), Washington became aide-de-camp to General Edward Braddock. Braddock was killed during the war, and Washington was recognized for keeping calm and keeping the unit together.

3. Was Commander of the Continental Army Washington was the Commander in Chief of •Washington was the only Founding Fathers the Continental Army during the American to free his slaves. Revolution. He led a group of soldiers against a far superior army to victory resulting in •He was the only president who did not live independence. in Washington D.C. 4. Was President of the Constitutional •The nation's capital, along with 1 state, 31 Convention counties and 17 cities (Maybe 18 counting The Constitutional Convention met in 1787 the town of "George," in central Washington to deal with the weaknesses that had become apparent in the Articles of Confederation. State) are named in his honor. Washington was named president and presided •As a farmer, Washington grew marijuana over the writing of the US Constitution. on his farm and promoted it's growth. (In 5. Was the Only Unanimously Elected the 1790s, the crop was grown mainly for President its industrial value as hemp and for soil George Washington has been the only stabilization. It was many years later that president in the history of the American the recreational and illegal use of marijuana presidency to be unanimously elected to the became popular.) office. In fact, he also received all the electoral votes when he ran for his second term in office. •As a farmer, he is credited with introducing James Monroe was the only other president the mule to America. who came close, with only one electoral vote against him in 1820. •He was the first Mason to serve as 6. Asserted Federal Authority During the president. Whiskey Rebellion •Washington's 2nd inaugural address was In 1794, Washington met his first real challenge to federal authority head on with the shortest ever delivered - 135 words. the Whiskey Rebellion. This was when Pennsylvania farmers refused pay taxes on Whiskey and other goods. Washington was 10 Key Facts to Know About able to stop to this when he sent in federal troops to put down the rebellion and ensure George Washington compliance.

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Grandma Moses is proof positive that you’re never too old to learn something new. Take a look at the life of this celebrated folk artist who started a new career in her 70s. • Grandma Moses was born Anna Mary Robertson in upstate New York in 1860. As a child, she began painting, squeezing juice out of grapes and lemons to obtain colors. • At the tender age of 12, Anna left home to work on a neighboring farm doing housework. At 27, she married one of the farm’s hired men, Thomas Moses. While on their honeymoon to North Carolina, the couple spied a farm in Virginia they liked, and invested their meager $600 savings to rent the place, where they remained for 20 years. For spare cash, Anna sold homemade potato chips and butter to the neighbors. The Moses had 10 children, only five of whom survived. • The family then moved to a farm at Eagle Bridge, New York, and it was here that Anna completed her first painting. While wallpapering her parlor, she ran out of paper, pasted up plain white paper and painted a scene. That first work still hangs today in a Bennington, Vermont museum. • When Anna was 67, Thomas passed away and she handed over the farm duties to her son and daughter-in-law. During her spare time, she embroidered pictures with yarn wool, which were much admired by family and friends.

However, arthritis set in, forcing her to give up her needlework when it became too difficult to hold the needle. But she could hold a brush, and so turned to painting at age 76. • Grandma Moses laid Masonite flat on an old kitchen table for her work rather than using an easel. She shared her “studio” with the washer and dryer. She charged $2 for a small painting and $3 for a large one. When she was 78, an art collector from New York City happened to be driving through Grandma’s small community and saw her paintings in the window of the W.D. Thomas Pharmacy. He bought every one, then drove to the Moses’ farm to purchase all she had on hand. Three major exhibits followed shortly after, and Anna was on the road to fame. • Grandma Moses lived past her 101st birthday. LIFE magazine featured her on the cover of its September, 19, 1960 issue in honor of her 100th birthday. Twenty-five paintings were done after she hit the century mark. Her art hangs in nine U.S. museums, and another hangs in the White House. In 2004, one of her painting appeared on the PBS broadcast Antiques Roadshow, where it was appraised at $60,000. The painting “The Old Checkered House, 1862,” had been purchased in the 1940s for less than $10, and had appeared in a 1946 ad campaign for DuBarry cosmetics’ “Primitive Red” lip gloss. Her highest-selling work to date, her 1943 painting “Sugaring Off,” sold in 2006 for $1.2 million. • Fellow artist Norman Rockwell included Grandma’s likeness in his 1948 painting “Christmas Homecoming,” featured on the cover of the Saturday Evening Post’s Christmas issue that year. • Fans of the 1960s television comedy series The Beverly Hillbillies” may recall that the name of the character known as Granny was Daisy Moses. She was named such as a tribute to Grandma Moses, who had died shortly before the series premiered.

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REACH 45,000 Tidbits readers Exclusively! for $25 call: 763-7792-11125 was later able to purchase the home from his brother's widow. He loved his home and spent as much time as 7. Was a Proponent of Neutrality possible there over the years before retiring to the land. President Washington was a huge proponent of neutrality At one time, one of the largest whiskey distilleries was in foreign affairs. In 1793, he declared that the US would located at Mount Vernon. be impartial towards powers currently at war with each other in the Proclamation of Neutrality. Further, when Abraham Lincoln Fast Facts Washington retired in 1796, he presented a Farewell Sixteenth President of the United States Address in which he warned against getting the United States involved in foreign entanglements. There were Source: Martin Kelly, Guide some who disagreed with Washington's stance, as they felt that America should owe loyalty to France for their aid Birth: February 12, 1809 during the Revolution. However, Washington's warning Death: April 15, 1865 became part of the American foreign policy and political Term of Office: March 4, 1861-March 3, 1865 landscape. Number of Terms Elected: 2 Terms; Was assassinated soon after being elected to his second term. 8. Set Many Presidential Precedents Washington himself realized that he would be setting Nickname: "Honest Abe" many precedents. In fact, he even stated that, "I walk Abraham Lincoln Quote: "Whenever I hear anyone on untrodden ground. There is scarcely any part of arguing for slavery, I feel a strong impulse to see it my conduct which may not hereafter be drawn into tried on him personally." precedent." Some of the major precedents include the fact that he appointed cabinet secretaries without getting Major Events While in Office: approval from Congress, and he only served two terms •Civil War (1861-1865) in office. Only Franklin D. Roosevelt served more than •Emancipation Proclamation (1863) two terms before the passage of the 22nd amendment States Entering Union While in Office: to the Constitution. •West Virginia (1863) •Nevada (1864) 9. Fathered No Children Though Had Two Stepchildren George Washington married Martha Dandridge Custis. Information Below is Sourced from: She was a widow who had two children from her previous marriage. However, the two of them never had children together. ●His home state is Illinois. ●His party was Republican and he was president for 10. Called Mount Vernon Home four years from 1861-1865, when he was assassinated. Washington called Mount Vernon home from the age ●His vice presidents where Hannibal Hamlin and of 16 when he lived with his brother Lawrence. He Andrew Johnson. Continued from pg. 4

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“Politicians and diapers have one thing in common. They should both be changed regularly, and for the same reason.” -- Jose Maria de E a de Queiroz

● Martin Van Buren was the first president to be born a citizen of the United States. ********************* Thoughts for the Day: “When you stop doing things for fun you might as well be dead.” -- Ernest Hemingway

● If you’ve read “Alice in Wonderland” or seen any of the numerous adaptations of it, you probably know about the Mad Hatter. But did you ever wonder why he was mad? It seems that haberdashers (those who make hats) at one time used mercury to cure the felt they needed for the hats. Long-term exposure to mercury causes madness, hence the phrase “mad as a hatter.”

● In 1900, a prairie dog colony was found in Texas. That’s not surprising -- prairie dogs are fairly common out West -- but this colony was unique. Researchers say it was the largest colony ever discovered, providing a home to 400 million prairie dogs and stretching over 25,000 square miles.

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● When you studied history in school, you probably didn’t learn about Edward Hyde. He was a cousin to Queen Anne and was appointed to the post of colonial governor of New York, in which position he served from 1702 to 1708. Though he’s not well known now, he was quite the talk of the colonies in his day. It seems that when a delegation of colonists went to his mansion to welcome the new governor, they found him sitting on the front porch, crocheting a doily and wearing one of his wife’s dresses. At his first formal ball as governor, he wore a gown. His eccentricities continued until he was caught embezzling public money and was returned to England.

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