November 19, 2021

Today’s Events & Happenings in History

November 19, 1863
President Abraham Lincoln delivers his Gettysburg address beginning; "Four score and seven years ago..."

For more: Watch this video that showcases the Gettysburg address.

Writing Prompt of the Day

Is it ever okay to tell secrets? Why or why not?

Today’s Awesome Person in History

The 14th Dalia Lama:
Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1989.

The Dalai Lama is the highest spiritual leader of the people of Tibet. In 1959, the current Dalai Lama was forced into exile after the Chinese military occupation of Tibet. Living in India, he has spent the years since advocating a peaceful resolution to the conflict between his people and China (for which he won his prize), as well as spreading a general message of peace throughout the rest of the world.

Math Problem of the Day

Grandma brought a pecan pie to Thanksgiving. The pie had 8 slices. If we ate all but 2 slices of the pie, what fraction of the pie did we eat?