This Day In History

Naomi Presler, Reporter

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October 28, 1886

The Statue of Liberty was dedicated to the United States this day. It is a gift from the French for the French-American alliance during the American Revolution. It was designed by Frederick Auguste Bartholdi and is 300 feet. It is a symbol of liberty, freedom, and a welcoming sign to many immigrants coming across the ocean from Europe. 

October 31

We all know what day this is! Halloween is when kids go from door to door saying “Trick or Treat!” or have Halloween parties. But do you really know how Halloween started? Halloween started in the Celtic culture called Samhain. On this day the people dressed in costumes to keep the ghosts away and offered food the ghosts. Eventually, Christian values spread to the island and the people adopted All Souls Day which is on November 2. During this day, poor people would knock on doors asking for food. Eventually, the two combined giving us Halloween.

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October 31, 1941

Not just Halloween is on this day. In 1941, Mount Rushmore was completed after 14 years. The sculpture is 60 feet- tall  and sculptures of our great presidents: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt. 

 

November 1st has some pretty interesting objects and celebrations! Let’s look at a few:

  1. National Calzone day
  2. National Jersey day
  3. National brush day
  4. National cook for your pets day

 

History is very important to every country! Stayed tuned for important days in history and for the craziest National Day celebrations!