On June 28, 2011, the nation honors one of the truly larger-than-life figures in American folklore by observing Paul Bunyan Day. Paul Bunyan is a legendary lumberjack of gigantic proportions who, accompanied by a blue ox named Babe, traveled throughout the country performing incredible, though often incidental, feats.
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On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the National Air and Space Museum on the National Mall will be hosting Space Day from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. This free annual event, sponsored by Lockheed Martin, provides visitors with opportunities to learn about space through hands-on exhibits, activities, and presentations by astronauts and other space experts. In keeping with the program’s mission to provide a fun learning experience for all ages, there will be several activity and presentation stations for children and teens, including Alka Seltzer-powered rockets, astronaut paper dolls, and LEGO spacecraft models.
On March 31, 2011, President Barack Obama issued a Presidential Proclamation declaring April 2011 National Financial Literacy Month. With many Americans currently suffering financial hardships due to the recent recession, National Financial Literacy Month was enacted to increase the public’s understanding of our economic system and promote financial stability.
The first issue of what would become The New York Times was published on September 18, 1851. The newspaper’s founders, Henry Jarvis Raymond and George Jones, initially titled their publication The New-York Daily Times.