National Lost Penny Day and Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday.



Today is National Lost Penny Day and Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday.

We celebrate two things today – even though they are directly connected.

According to (all about gifts and celebrations): “The first US penny was minted in 1787 and was made of pure copper and was designed by Benjamin Franklin. On February 12th, 1909, marking the 100th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth, the first Lincoln penny was issued. It was the first regular issue US coin to honor an actual person. On Lost Penny Day, gather all those pennies you have been collecting and cash them in.”

The creator of Lost Penny Day actually started the day to collect pennies throughout the year and then on this day, we would donate them to a charity.  However, at KooperSmithin’, the founder exclaims, “Today (with Times being as trying, meager and non-supplemental as they are), those Pennies can be carefully saved and…

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Birth Anniversary of George Washington (1732 – 1799)

I bet after seeing us sometimes, George Washington would sue us for calling him “Father of our Country.”   — Will Rogers

George Washington painting

The famous Gilbert Stuart portrait of George Washington

This is the famous painting that Dolley Madison helped to save from the British during their invasion of Washington, DC in 1814. For more information, click here.

Jokes on Scouting

Robert Stephenson Smyth Baden-Powell aka First Baron Baden-Powell and Lord Baden-Powell (1857-1941) was a British Army Officer who founded both the Boy Scouts and the Girl Guides.

Disciple and honor are important to scouting but so is having fun. Scouting Founder Robert Baden-Powell  once said, “The most worth-while thing is to try to put happiness into the lives of others.”

Q.  What did the quarterback say to the Boy Scout troop?

A.  Hike!


Founder of Scouting Robert Baden-Powell

Founder of Scouting Robert Baden-Powell, 1st Baron Baden-Powell

Three Scouts were talking about how tough they are.

“I wear out a pair of hiking boots in a month,” said one.

“I wear out my Scout pants in a week,” said another.

“That’s nothing,” said the third Scout, “I wear out my Scout leader in 20 minutes.”

Crossword Puzzle Celebrating Washington’s Birthday

Following the Revolutionary War, General George Washington was elected the first United States President in April 30, 1789.

He once was quoted as saying, “I hold the maxim no less applicable to public than to private affairs, that honesty is the best policy.”

George Washington crossword puzzle

Learning U.S. History can be fun.

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Find the President in this Word Search

Celebrate U.S. History the Fun Way

Pretend you are a special secret service agent. It is your job to find the United States President. Are you up the challenge? If so, consider this word search training practice. If you choose to accept this mission, may your cunning wit and keen observation be with you! Good luck, agent.

If you’d like to download copies of this puzzle, please click here:  Word Search puzzle.

President's Day Word Search

The fun way to learn U.S. History

This puzzle has been brought to you by Sue Lindlauf with the Grand Forks Herald in South Dakota, U.S., in conjunction with Newspapers in Education.