• Sodbusters!

    Created September 24, 2010
    Sodbusters!

    Students examine photographs of sod houses, build a model sod house, and picture themselves living in a soddie to gain a firsthand perspective on this important period of American history.

    Presidents' Day observed (USA)

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    February 17, 1880

    Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is published

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    February 18, 1885

    Dawes Act passed—Indians living apart from tribe granted citizenship

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    February 8, 1887

    Norman Rockwell, American illustrator, is born

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    February 3, 1894

    Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd U.S. President, is born

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    January 30, 1882

    Zora Neale Hurston, novelist and ethnographer, born

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    January 7, 1891

    Ellis Island Immigrant Station officially opens

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    January 1, 1892

    Edison gives first public demonstration of incandescent lamp

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    December 31, 1879

    Spanish–American War ends

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    December 10, 1898