Learn more about Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low and the history of Girl Scouts here: http://www.girlscouts.org/who_we_are/history/
Check out some of the materials we have in the library!
"How the Girl Guides Won the War", by Janie Hampton
"I Promise: a History of the Girl Guides in Alberta", by the Girl Guides of Canada, Alberta Council
"A History of Girl Guides: Parkland Area".
Today is also Organize Your Home Office Day.
Here are some interesting things that happened on this day in history:
- The first steam engine in America was installed to pump water from a mine in 1755
- The US Post Office was established in 1789
- Andrew Carnegie established the Carnegie Hero Fund in 1904
- Mahatma Gandhi began a march to the sea (300km) in protest of British salt tax in 1930
- Anne Frank was killed in Belsen Camp in 1945
- Malcolm X resigned from Nation of Islam in 1964
- The US lowered voting age from 21 to 18 in 1970
- Gordie Howe retired from the NHL after 26 seasons in 1972
- 100 people were killed in ethnic clashes and cattle raids in South Sudan in 2012
Stay tuned for our next "On This Day in History".