Today is April 12th. On this day in 1934, Wendell Stephenson, Alexander McKenzie, and Salvatore Pagliuca observed and recorded wind gusts of 231 miles per hour at the Mount Washington, New Hampshire Observatory. These are the fastest winds ever recorded on earth. Also, today in 1861, General P.T Beauregard attacked Fort Sumter at Charleston, South Carolina in the first major engagement of the American Civil War. It’s the birthday of Al Bundy, (actor Ed O’Neill): he’s 72 today. I’m sure Peg has something special planned for him.
And here is a context clues worksheet on the noun controversy, which is a word high-schoolers really ought to know.
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