December 15, 2021

Today’s Events & Happenings in History

December 15, 1970:
Venera 7 became the first spacecraft to land on a planet and return data to Earth.

For more: This video discusses the spacecraft voyage and showcases the sounds recorded on the planet.

Quote of the Day

"Winning doesn’t always mean being first. Winning means you’re doing better than you’ve done before."
–Bonnie Blair

For more: What do you think this quote means and do you agree?

Today's Brain Break!

Stand or sit. Place your hands in front of you to form a cup. Take a deep breath in, and as you breathe out, think about someone or something you’re grateful for and imagine it filling up your cup.

Math Problem of the Day

Sam went to 15 soccer games this month, 11 games last month, and plans to go to 18 games next month. How many games will he attend total?