July 28

Austria-Hungary declares war on Serbia

July 28, 1914

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  • Poetry of The Great War: 'From Darkness to Light'?
    Lesson Plan / History & Social Studies
    Poetry of The Great War: 'From Darkness to Light'?

    The historian and literary critic Paul Fussell has noted in The Great War and Modern Memory that, "Dawn has never recovered from what the Great War did to it." With dawn as a common symbol in poetry, it is no wonder that, like a new understanding of dawn itself, a comprehensive body of "World War I Poetry" emerged from the trenches as well.

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis is born

July 28, 1929

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Helen Beatrix Potter, English author, illustrator, and conservationist best known for children’s books, born

July 28, 1866

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  • Beatrix Potter's Naughty Animal Tales
    Lesson Plan / Literature & Language Arts
    Beatrix Potter's Naughty Animal Tales

    Through studying Beatrix Potter's stories and illustrations from the early 1900s and learning about her childhood in Victorian England, students can compare/contrast these with their own world to understand why Potter wrote such simple stories and why she wrote about animals rather than people.