Archive for January 8th, 2020

COOKIES NEW FLAVOR FOR A NEW YEAR


Girl Scouts unveil new cookie for the 2020 season.

WASHINGTON (SBG) –  Girl Scout cookies are now officially for sale and
there’s a
new flavor in the lineup.

The Lemon-Up can be described as a "crispy lemon cookie baked with
messages inspired by Girl Scout entrepreneurs," according to a
press
release
.

Messages like “I am a go-getter” and “I am an innovator” are two of eight
phrases printed into the cookie.

The new Girl Scout cookies will only be available in certain areas but all
of the boxes will feature new packaging this year.

According to the organization, authentic cookies can only be purchased
from a registered Girl Scout.

To find Girl Scouts selling cookies near you, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org
or contact your local cookie representative for more information.

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Juliette Gordon Low
(October 31, 1860 – January 17, 1927)


Juliette Gordon Low (center), with two Girl Scouts.

Girl Scouts of the United States of America (GSUSA),
commonly referred to as simply Girl Scouts, is a
youth
organization
for girls in the United States and American
girls living abroad. Founded by
Juliette Gordon Low in
1912, it was organized after Low met
Robert Baden-
Powell
, the founder of Scouting, in 1911.Upon returning
to
Savannah, Georgia, she telephoned a distant cousin,
saying, "I’ve got something for the girls of Savannah,
and all of America, and all the world, and we’re going to
start it tonight! The Girl Scout activity most familiar may
be the annual sale of Girl Scout Cookies, which started
in 1917 as a money-earning opportunity for councils
and troops.

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Girl Scout logo from 1912 until             The current Girl Scout logo,
1978.                                                         introduced in 2009.

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RIGHT TO VOTE GAINED ON THIS DAY IN 1867

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This 1867 drawing by Alfred Waud, “The First Vote,” depicts Black
men waiting in line to cast ballots in Southern states.


On January 8, 1867, African American men gained the right to vote in the
District of Columbia despite the veto of
President Andrew Johnson. The
Republican-controlled senate overrode Johnson by a vote of 29-10
three years before a constitutional amendment granted the right to
vote to all men regardless of race.

As evidenced by his veto, Johnson valued reconciliation with the former Confederacy over racial equality and also opposed the Fourteenth
Amendment
, which made freed slaves citizens. His opposition to 
the Republicans’ views on Reconstruction would define his presidency 
and lead to his becoming the first president ever to be impeached.

Though Johnson was unable to stop Congress from granting voting 
rights to the African Americans of D.C., he spent much of his term in 
office vetoing the bills of the so-called Radical Reconstructionist.  

 

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Andrew Johnson (1808-1875)

Johnson was the 17th U.S. president,
assumed office after the assassination
of Abraham Lincoln.

   
            
      
     


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‘’THE KING’’ WAS BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1935

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Young Elvis poses for a 1937 family portrait with his parents Vernon
Presley and Gladys Presley in Tupelo, Mississippi.

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Elvis Aaron Presley (January 8, 1935 – August 16, 1977)
("THE FINAL SHOW" 26th June 1977 – INDIANAPOLIS)


Known as "The King of Rock n’ Roll," he rose to prominence in
the late 1950s, becoming a legendary presence in cultural history
and the best-selling solo artist in the history of pop. He released
such #1 singles as "
Hound Dog," "Jailhouse Rock," and "Stuck
on You
." 

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