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By September 14, 2019 No Comments

Now that we’ve entered into a brand-new decade (2020), we’ve got some January birthdays to call out! This month, we’re celebrating the birthdays of FIVE amazing historical heroes, including George Washington Carver, Isaac Newton, Marie Owens, Tomioka Tessai and Zora Neale Hurston.

Let’s learn a bit more about each of our heroes and what makes them special!

I am George Washington Carver

Birthday: January 1, 1864

George Washington Carver was an American agricultural scientist and inventor known for his exceptional crop rotation and agricultural education.

I am Isaac Newton

Birthday: January 4, 1643

Sir Isaac Newton was an English mathematician, physicist, astronomer, theologian, and author who is widely recognized for developing the principles of modern physics, including the laws of motion.

I am Marie Owens

Birthday: January 26, 1905

Marie Owens was one of the first female police officers in the United States of America. In her role as Sergeant, Owens enforced child labor and welfare laws!

I am Tomioka Tessai

Birthday: January 27, 1837

Tomioka Tessai was a painter and calligrapher in imperial Japan. Tessai is known for being one of the first major artists of the Nihonga style.

I am Zora Neale Hurston

Birthday: January 7, 1981

Zora Neale Hurston was an American author, anthropologist, and filmmaker, who portrayed racial struggles in the early 20th-century through her works. Hurston wrote more than 50 short stories, plays, and essays!

Are you celebrating a January birthday for a friend, classmate or family member? Play the Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum Hero Maker game and give your birthday pal their own, personalized hero card this month! Click the link below to play!


See you next time in the Secret Museum!