February 23, 2017
Enter your ZIP or Postal Code:
Horizontal Rule
The Old Farmer's Almanac For Kids
History
Horizontal Rule

BIRTHDAY FINDER

Who else in history
shares your birthday?


THIS WEEK'S BIRTHDAYS
 

TIME CAPSULES

Crypt of Civilization, in Atlanta, Georgia, is to be opened in the year 8113! See the entire inventory of this HUGE time capsule. arrow

MONTHLY HIGHLIGHTS

arrow February 8, 1910

Scouting Inspiration

In 1909, William D. Boyce, an American traveling in England, was lost in a dense London fog when a boy offered assistance. He guided Mr. Boyce to his destination but refused a tip, explaining that he was a Scout. Boyce asked the boy to take him to the British Scouting office, to meet Lord Robert Baden-Powell, the founder of Scouting. Boyce liked the organization so much that on February 8, 1910, he and three other men founded the Boy Scouts of America.

arrow February 18, 1930

Spilt Milk?

On February 18, 1930, a Guernsey cow from Missouri was loaded onto a plane at the St. Louis International Air Exposition. Reporters on the ground watched as Elm Farm Ollie made aviation history. Not only was Ollie the first cow to fly, but she was also the first cow to be milked while aloft. The milk was sealed into paper containers and parachuted over St. Louis, proving that while it may be true that pigs don't fly, cows apparently do!

In the past, sheep trimmed the White House lawn!


Learn about the OFA

Horizontal Rule
OFA for Kids: Volume 6

BUY OUR NEWEST BOOK!

The newest edition of Almanac for Kids is out! Tell your parents—they'll love it, too!

Go

SEND AN
E-CARD

to your friend!

Go

WEBCAM

Live webcam from Dublin, NH

Go

Retail, Teachers, Schools: Order copies by calling 1-800-225-3362

Yankee Publishing Inc., P.O. Box 520, Dublin, NH 03444; phone 603-563-8111

Copyright ©2017, Yankee Publishing Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Interactive features developed and maintained by Reinvented Inc.