November 12, 2021

Today’s Events & Happenings in History

November 12, 1980
The U.S. space probe Voyager 1 reached Saturn after launching in 1877.

For more: Although it was only built to last 5 years, the spacecraft is in interstellar space and still operating over 40 years after launch! For more: Check out this visit to Voyager One from PBS KIDS.

Writing Prompt of the Day

Tell about a time somebody helped you.

Today’s Awesome Person in History

A Native American woman belonging to the Powhatan people. Myths about Pocahontas's association with the colonial Jamestown settlement have persisted for many years.

For more: Watch this video on the true story of Pocahontas, made with thoughtful guidance from Pamunkey advisors.

Math Problem of the Day

Mr. Garcia wanted to stack cubes inside of each other. The red cube had a side 4 inches long. The blue cube had a volume of 27 cubic inches. Which cube fits inside the other?