Today for Who Knew Wednesday, we found some fun facts about Memorial Day that most people don’t really think about!
Did you know that Memorial Day was originally called Decoration Day? Or that it was originally supposed to only be for Civil War veterans?
This article tells you all that you need to know about this Monday! https://www.townandcountrymag.com/leisure/arts-and-culture/a6359/history-of-memorial-day/
Also, what is the Uniform Monday Holiday Act?? This link can answer that for you! https://mrlib.org/uniform-monday-holiday-act/
- I was born on this date in 1951
- I later graduated from Stanford with a degree in physics
- I beat out over 1,000 applicants to join NASA’s astronaut program.
- In 1983, I became both the youngest astronaut in space and the first woman in space.
- I would only take 2 trips into space, later becoming a professor at California-San Diego in 1989.
- On July 23rd, 2012, I passed away due to pancreatic cancer.
I am…Sally Ride!
Congratulations to Jadeen from St. Louisville for being the first to correctly guess this week’s Who Am I Trivia, earning a $5 gift card to Everlasting Cup!
Thanks for listening!
— Jonathon and Wesley