July 8:  Credo Day

On this day in 1941, John D. Rockefeller, Jr. (1874-1960) gave a radio speech in which he presented ten principles that, according to him, “point the way to usefulness and happiness in life, to courage and peace in death.”   Rockefeller was the only son of oil baron John D. Rockefeller.  Unlike his father, he […]

March 2:  Dr. Seuss Day

Today is the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, better known as the children’s author Dr. Seuss.  He was born in Springfield, Massachusetts and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1925.  Before he began writing children’s books, Geisel wrote humorous articles and cartoons for Judge magazine.   On May 25, 1954, Life magazine published a story by […]

August 26:  Abecedarian Day

On this date in 1873, the first public school kindergarten in the United States was established by the St. Louis, Missouri board of education.  The word kindergarten can be traced back to Germany, where Friedrick Froebel opened a preschool in 1840.  Froebel invented the term Kinder-Garten (‘children’s garden’) to describe the experience of cultivating young […]