December 13, 2021

Today’s Events & Happenings in History

December 13, 1934:
J.P.M. Prentice, a British astronomer, discovered Nova Herculis, one of the brightest novas in history.

A nova is a white dwarf star that suddenly (and briefly) becomes extremely bright because of an explosion on its surface. For more: Learn more about supernovas in this video!

Writing Prompt of the Day

Write about three qualities that make a good leader.

Today’s Awesome Person in History

It's Taylor Swift birthday!
Born in 1989, this superstar singer has won 10 Grammys and sold over 40 million albums.

Taylor’s 1989 concert tour was the highest grossing of the decade. For more: Check out these Taylor Swift songs on Kidz Bop!

Math Problem of the Day

Emerson is in charge of collecting the basketballs at the end of gym class. There are 6 bins and 7 basketballs can fit in each bin. How many basketballs are there if each bin is full?