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Langkawi International Airport (LGK)

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Mary Kingsley (1862-1900). Ms. Kingsley did it all — she traveled solo in Africa, was the first European to climb the 13,760-foot Mount Cameroon, canoed up the Ogowe River and collected new species of fish, spoke up for indigenous people’s rights, and was the first woman to address the Liverpool and Manchester chambers of commerce.

Fantastic travel book. Lots and lots of appealing details about seeing Paris. The addition of a British friend, as well as the mother-daughter bond added a bit more meat to the story, but the travel portions are the real selling point here. Review from Ms. YingLing Reads.

From the Manuscripts blog post 'An even older view of the New World'. Image: Psalter World Map, England, c. 1265, Additional MS 28681, f. 9r.

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World War 2 Activity (Franklin Roosevelt, Pearl Harbor, etc)

These cootie catchers/ fortune tellers are a great way for students to have fun while learning about the different historical figures, events, and terms associated with World War II. How to Play and Assembly Instructions are included.

Miniature of the king of France being presented with the attributes of his throne (the crown, the helm, the cloak, the sword, the fleur de lis, etc.) by bishops and dignitaries.  This miniature was painted in Paris, c. 1500, and was bound together, probably in the 17th century, with the manuscript containing the Brut and other chronicles, which was copied about 50 years earlier. Harley MS 200, f. 2r

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Nadezhda Popova, WWII ‘Night Witch,’ Dies at 91

The Russian women who piloted those planes, onetime crop dusters, took it as a compliment. In 30,000 missions over four years, they dumped 23,000 tons of bombs on the German invaders, ultimately helping to chase them back to Berlin. Any German pilot who downed a “witch” was awarded an Iron Cross.