Mary Todd Lincoln – December 13, 1818 Born in Lexington, Kentucky Grew up in a wealthy family, but her mother died when she was just 6 Married politician and lawyer Abraham Lincoln when she was 24, and she was also very interested
Libbie Hyman – December 6, 1888 Born in Des Moines, Iowa She spent a lot of time, as a young girl, caring for her brothers and doing housework Libbie was always interested in nature, and read many books
George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans) – November 22, 1819 Born in England As a girl, she was very religious, and taught Sunday School at just 12 years old From a young age, she loved to read books from her father’s ex
MILTON BRADLEY: November 8, 1836 • Born in Maine • In his early twenties, he became very interested in lithography • In 1860 he introduced the lithography press in Massachusetts • On his own, he printed and sold a game called “The Checkered Ga
Alfred Wegener – November 1, 1880 Born in Berlin, Germany His father ran an orphanage As a boy, Alfred became very interested in Earth sciences He earned a Ph.D. in Astronomy from the University of Berlin, and also studied
Pablo Picasso – October 25, 1881 • Born in Málaga, Spain • His father was an artist, and taught Pablo at a young age • His mother says Pablo’s first word was “piz”, and that he was trying to say “lapiz”, meaning “pencil” in English • Pablo often had b
Lee Harvey Oswald – October 18, 1939 Born on October 18, 1939, in New Orleans, Louisiana His father died of a heart attack two months before Lee was born His mother moved the family around quite a bit while Le
Henry J. Heinz – October 11, 1844 Born in Pittsburgh, PA As a young boy, he sold vegetables from the family garden Started making and selling horseradish as a teenager Used clear glass bottles instead of dark ones, to show
What better tradition for three young kids than a birthday party every Friday! And what better party than one where they can learn a little bit too…and get to have cake once a week? We love this family tradition and wanted a way to share it with friends and family in hopes that you will enjoy sharing it with us.
We have birthday parties…every Friday! Cake, hats, special plates, activities, you name it. Of course, it depends on the person we’re honoring. That person is always someone who is famous and has contributed to society in some major way (unless we really like their movies, songs, or professional sports' team).
We celebrate young or old, really famous or just kind of famous, really good or really bad (but we don’t sing Happy Birthday to the bad guys). We do something fun to help us learn about our birthday boy/girl, like our solar system art on Gallileo's birthday or coonskin caps for Davy Crockett's!