May 24th Special Days - Featuring 25+ Telegraph Freebies!

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May 24th is... First Telegraph Message Transmitted (1844), Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit's Birthday (1686), National Escargot Day, Mary Had a Little Lamb Published (1830), Asparagus Day, Aviation Maintenance Technician Day/AMT Day, Brother's Day, International Tiara Day, Scavenger Hunt Day, Blink 182 Day, International Women's Day for Peace and Disarmament, National Schizophrenia and Psychosis Awareness Day (Canada), European Day of Parks, Anniversary of the Judgement of Paris, National Wyoming Day, Independence Day (Eritrea), Empire Day (Canada), La Fete des Saintes Maries (France), St. Sara's Day

MORE: Don't Fry Day/National Heat Awareness Safety Day, National Death Busters Day, National Wig Out Day, National Title Track Day/National Title Track Appreciation Day, Declaration of The Bab, National Cooler Day, National Polka Day, National Road Trip Day, World Schizophrenia Awareness Day, Carb Day, Memorial Day Weekend, Bermuda Day

PLUS - interesting books to read and free printables, paper crafts, kid crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers Second Edition, Revised Edition | Paperback: 256 pages | by Tom Standage (Author). Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; Second Edition, Revised edition (February 25, 2014)First Telegraph Message Transmitted (1844)
-- Samuel Morse was the inventor of the telegraph. He built his first apparatus in 1835. The first telegraph message was:
.-- .... .- - .... .- - .... --. --- -.. .-- .-. --- ..- --. ....
- transmitted by Morse from Washington to Baltimore on May 24, 1844 and read What hath God wrought?

Read: The Victorian Internet: The Remarkable Story of the Telegraph and the Nineteenth Century's On-line Pioneers, by Tom Standage
-- Tells the colorful story of the telegraph's creation and remarkable impact, and of the visionaries, oddballs, and eccentrics who pioneered it, from the eighteenth-century French scientist Jean-Antoine Nollet to Samuel F. B. Morse and Thomas Edison. The electric telegraph nullified distance and shrank the world quicker and further than ever before or since, and its story mirrors and predicts that of the Internet in numerous ways.

Image: The Telegraph: A History of Morse's Invention and Its Predecessors in the United States | Paperback: 192 pages | by Lewis Coe (Author). Publisher: McFarland and Company (November 26, 2003)The Telegraph: A History of Morse's Invention and Its Predecessors in the United States -- Samuel F.B. Morse's invention of the telegraph marked a new era in communication. For the first time, people were able to communicate quickly from great distances. The genesis of Morse's invention is covered in detail, starting in 1832, along with the establishment of the first transcontinental telegraph line in the United States and the dramatic effect the device had on the Civil War. The Morse telegraph that served the world for over 100 years is explained in clear terms. Also examined are recent advances in telegraph technology and its continued impact on communication.

Image: Telegraph Straight Key with Wood Base | features a Morse Code straight key on a non-skid, beautifully stained wood baseTelegraph Straight Key with Wood Base -- Features a Morse Code straight key on a non-skid, beautifully stained wood base. It has a steel base under the bottom so it stays put on the table and doesn't move around while you are sending! Lets you send code at home, work, riding in your car -- practically anywhere -- because it's so easy to take it wherever you go!

Samuel Morse Coloring and Activity Books

Image: Samuel Morse and the Telegraph | Audible Audiobook – Abridged | by David Seidman (Author), Inc. Capstone Publishers (Publisher)
Samuel Morse and the Telegraph
Amazon Freebies:

•-• Free Samuel Morse ebooks. No Kindle? Download a FREE Kindle Reading App

•-• Read Samuel Morse ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

•-• Free Samuel Morse apps

•-• Free Samuel Morse games

•-• Listen to Samuel Morse LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

•-• Watch Morse Code Videos for Free with a Free Trial of Amazon Prime

•-• Listen to Samuel Morse Audible books with Amazon Audible, and Get Two Free Audiobooks

•-• Free Alexa Skills | Samuel Morse

Free Printables, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
•-• Samuel Morse Coloring Page

•-• Morse Code Worksheet - Write a message using Morse Code.

•-• Got the Message? Students build their own electromagnetic telegraphs, send messages.

•-• Codes, Decoding and Secret Messages

•-• Morse Code Translator

•-• Morse code with emojis: Encode and decode online — Cryptii

•-• Free Morse Printables and Worksheets

•-• Morse Code Message Coloring Page |

•-• Student Communication Page - Governors State University

•-• Morse Code and Phonetic Alphabet Page

•-• Four Cipher Codes to use when creating Secret Messages

•-• Morse Code Worksheet - Dearborn High School

•-• DIY Morse Code Bracelet

•-• Morse Code Biscuits

•-• Online morse code generator

•-• DIY Telegraph

•-• How to Make a Simple Telegraph Set

Image: Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Their Temperature Scales (Eureka!) | Library Binding: 24 pages | by Yoming S Lin (Author). Publisher: Powerkids Pr; 1 edition (August 15, 2011)Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit's Birthday (1686)
-- Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit (born May 24, 1686 – died September 16, 1736) was a physicist, engineer, and glass blower best known for inventing the alcohol thermometer (1709) and the mercury thermometer (1714), and for developing a temperature scale named after him.

Read: Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Their Temperature Scales, by Yoming S. Lin
-- Describes the scientists behind the two most commonly used temperature scales, and explains how their scientific research and innovations are still used today. Though people have surely commented on hot and cold weather for thousands of years, our most commonly used temperature scales both date from the eighteenth century. Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit, who also played a key role in the development of the modern thermometer, invented the Fahrenheit scale.

Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
Gabriel Daniel Fahrenheit Coloring Page
Printable Celsius and Fahrenheit Conversion Chart
Temperature Worksheets, Lessons, and Printables
How to Make a Thermometer for Kids

Image: Are You a Snail? (Backyard Books) | Paperback: 31 pages | by Judy Allen (Author), Tudor Humphries (Illustrator). Publisher: Kingfisher; Reprint edition (May 16, 2003)National Escargot Day
-- Escargot is a tasty appetizer made with land snails cooked in butter or wine. While the dish most likely originated in Ancient Roman times, escargot is usually associated with French cuisine. In fact, the French consume around 40,000 metric tons of snails each year!

Read: Are You a Snail? (Backyard Books), by Judy Allen, Tudor Humphries
-- A young snail faces many challenges as it tries to grow safely into an adult. All the facts a young child needs to understand the life of this intriguing backyard creature are packed into this engaging narrative.

Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
Snail Coloring Pages
Heart Snail Paper Craft
Snails Colouring Pages
Snail Theme - Preschool Activities and Crafts
Gary the Snail Papercraft

Image: Mary Had a Little Lamb | Board book: 28 pages | by Sarah Josepha Hale (Author), Tomie dePaola (Illustrator). Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (January 26, 2004)Mary Had a Little Lamb Published (1830)
-- The nursery rhyme was first published (as opposed to written) by the Boston publishing firm Marsh, Capen and Lyon, as an original poem by Sarah Josepha Hale on May 24, 1830, and was inspired by an actual incident. As a girl, Mary Sawyer kept a pet lamb, which she took to school one day at the suggestion of her brother. A commotion naturally ensued.

Read: Mary Had a Little Lamb, by Sarah Josepha Hale, Tomie dePaola
-- Since this nursery rhyme first appeared in 1830, children have loved it. Tomie DePaola uses his signature folk art style and sets the poem in a traditional 19th century New England setting. The result is an endearing interpretation of the little lamb who followed Mary to school and how the teacher handled it.

Free Printables, Activities, Colouring Pages and Crafts:
Mary Had a Little Lamb Printables and Activities
Mary Had A Little Lamb - Preschool Lesson Plan Printable Activities
DLTK Lamb crafts
DLTK Schoolhouse Paper Craft

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