Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) was born in Kentucky, on February 12, 1809.
The Lincolns were hardworking pioneers. They moved frequently, always looking for a better farm. Abe and his sister Sarah had to work on the farm, so they usually could not go to school.
In fact, Lincoln later said he had only a year’s schooling. But even without school, Abe learned quickly. He liked to read and would walk miles to borrow books. He amazed neighbours with how much he knew. Читать далее Abraham Lincoln
You have certainly heard of the well-known Austrian composer Wolfgang Mozart and heard some of his splendid music.
Mozart was a genius. He began to show his wonderful talent for music when he was quite a child. Читать далее A Wonder-Child — Wolfgang Mozart
A Distinguished Personality
The name of Mikhail Lomonosov is well known to everyone in Russia and in other countries. Maybe somebody doesn’t even know what discoveries he had made but every person knows that Lomonosov was an outstanding Russian scientist.
He was born in 1711 in a far away northern village. He began to study only since 11 years old. After 8 years had passed Lomonosov went to Moscow and entered the Academy. Then he was sent to St. Petersburg’s Academy and from there to Germany to study chemistry.Soon he became a great scientist. Читать далее A Distinguished Personality — Mikhail Lomonosov