The Charger Bulletin

Did You Know? – Stonehenge

Joann Wolwowicz

May 2, 2012

Stonehenge is perhaps one of the most peculiar sites in existence today. Image a large circle of rocks that no one knows exactly what it’s doing there, who put it there, what it was used for, or how it even got to that location. Put all of that together and you have Stonehenge, the prehistoric monument of ...

Did You Know?: Earth Day

Joann Wolwowicz

April 25, 2012

Living in a time where there is great concern for the environment, there is always discussion about global warming, recycling, and pollution. People are now more environmentally conscious about what they do to this planet, especially about what they do with things that can be reused. There are now car...

Did You Know? – Alcatraz Prison

Joann Wolwowicz

April 18, 2012

Alcatraz Island can be found in California’s San Francisco Bay, and it is the location of the federal prison that is known to have once housed some of America’s most wanted from the days it was in operation from 1934 to 1963. Nicknamed "the Rock," today the island is a popular tourist destinatio...

Did You Know? – Great Wall of China

Joann Wolwowicz

April 11, 2012

Known as the only manmade structure that is visible from the moon, the Great Wall of China is one of the world’s most impressive architectural feats. The wall itself is a symbol of the long history of China. Today it remains a symbol of the country’s enduring strength, but it once served the purpo...

Did You Know? – Mount Rushmore

Joann Wolwowicz

April 4, 2012

What do U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common? There are probably many things that link these four men, including the many contributions they made to this country as presidents. However, the one particular idea I was referring to is t...

Did You Know? – The Gold Rush

Joann Wolwowicz

March 28, 2012

Imagine digging in the base of a river when you suddenly come across something shiny in the water. Could it be what you think it is? What if it was gold? Would you be rich; could there be more gold in that river or in the area? All of these questions sprang up when gold nuggets were discovered in the Sacra...

Did You Know? – Pompeii

Joann Wolwowicz

March 21, 2012

Imagine an unknown city. One day it’s there, and the next it’s buried under volcanic ash for 2,000 years until someone discoveres it again. Such was the story of the Roman city of Pompeii, the city which in 79 A.D. was buried by the most famous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, a volcano near the Bay of Na...

Did You Know? – Read Across America

Joann Wolwowicz

February 29, 2012

No doubt many of us have forgotten the things about our past that we used to do, especially in the earlier days of our education. No doubt, without reading the subject of this article, most of you would not remember what March 2 celebrates every year, even though it was probably a big day in school when you...

Did You Know? – Prohibition

Joann Wolwowicz

February 22, 2012

Since last week’s "Did You Know" focused on Al Capone and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, I thought that it would be interesting to learn about the whole time period of Prohibition including why it was enacted and what exactly it caused to happen. Everything began in the 1820’s and 30’s when...

Did You Know? – St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

Joann Wolwowicz

February 15, 2012

With Valentine’s Day being just yesterday, it seemed fitting to do this week’s "Did You Know" about something that happened on that day way back in 1929. Known as the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, the shooting took place in a garage in Chicago, Illinois, the one city in the country that had been...

Did You Know? – The Grand Canyon

Joann Wolwowicz

February 8, 2012

When planning to see all of the fantastic sites in this country on a cross country trip, there is always one destination that everyone makes an effort to see. This particular landmark is located in Arizona, stretches over 270 miles long, is 18 miles wide, and one mile deep. This area of layers upon lay...

Did You Know? – The Invention of the Personal Computer

Joann Wolwowicz

February 1, 2012

We all have them: personal computers that allow us to do whatever we want to do, from simple things such as playing games to sending emails and communicating with people in other countries. With the click of a mouse, so much can be accomplished. It is amazing that today there are so many devices that are...

Did You Know? – 2012

The Charger Bulletin

January 25, 2012

Now that 2012 is final here, there are many things to look forward to during the coming year. There will be marriages, births, birthdays, graduations, and many more pleasant things throughout the year. However, the one day during 2012 that many people seem to not be looking forward to seems to be Decem...

Did You Know? – Flag Day

Joann Wolwowicz

December 14, 2011

June 14 of every year is officially known as Flag Day, a holiday commemorating the anniversary of the 1777 adoption of the U.S. flag. This year’s Flag Day marked the ninety-five anniversary of President Woodrow Wilson issuing a proclamation that officially established the day as a holiday. The idea f...

Did You Know? – Pearl Harbor

Joann Wolwowicz

December 7, 2011

December 7 marks the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the day in 1941 when hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base near Honolulu, Hawaii. What brought around this attack, and what came as a result of this day in American history? Pearl Harbor is a topic commonly studied in history...

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