An Eagle Scout is a Scout with the highest rank attainable in the Boy
Scouts of America. Since its introduction in 1911, the Eagle Scout
rank has been earned by over one and a half million Scouts.
Requirements include earning a number of merit badges and
demonstration of Scout Spirit, service and leadership. Eagle Scouts
are presented with a medal and badge that visibly recognizes the
accomplishments of the Scout. Additional recognition can be earned
through Eagle Palms, awarded for completing additional tenure,
leadership and merit badge requirements.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
Frederick of Isenberg was executed for the murder of his cousin
Engelbert of Berg, the Archbishop of Cologne.
Nellie Bly, reporter for the New York World, departed on her
successful attempt to travel Around the World in Eighty Days.
Coventry Cathedral and much of the city centre of Coventry, England
was destroyed in heavy Luftwaffe bombing.
Mariner 9 reached Mars, becoming the first spacecraft to orbit another
Germany and Poland sign a treaty confirming their border at the
Wikiquote of the day:
Peace has been said to be indivisible; so is freedom, so is prosperity
now, and so also is disaster in this One World that can no longer be
split into isolated fragments. -- Jawaharlal Nehru