December 20, 2021

Today’s Events & Happenings in History

December 20, 1803:
The United States bought property from France for $27 million in an exchange known as the Louisiana purchase.

Learn more about the Louisiana Purchase in this video from Pursuit of History.

Writing Prompt of the Day

If I was a raindrop,
I would ______

Today’s Awesome Person in History

Marie Curie:
She was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize and helped in the discovery of the elements radium and polonium.

Marie Curie actually won two Nobel Prizes and was the first female professor at the University of Paris. For more: Learn about Marie Curie in this video from History Who’s Who.

Math Problem of the Day

Carmel swims 1.5km every day, except on weekends when she takes a break. How far does she swim at the end of four weeks?