Events

For as long as humans have existed, they have been in conflict. The earliest evidence of two different factions fighting one another to the death dates back at least 4,700 years, and there were...
The flag of the United States goes by different names — The Stars and Stripes; The Red, White, and Blue; Old Glory; and The Star-Spangled Banner. Regardless of what it is called, the American...
Super Bowls have become famous among non-football fans for two reasons — their commercials and halftime shows. Today, when people think of the big game’s entertainment, most imagine A-list...
In 1968, Congress passed the Uniform Monday Holiday Bill, which moved several federal holidays to Mondays. The goal was to give workers several three-day weekends throughout the year so families can...
Although the first Father’s Day was celebrated in Washington state on June 19, 1919 (it’s on June 20 this year), it didn’t become an official national holiday until 1972– a half century...
This Monday, May 31, is Memorial Day, so named because it is the day we remember those  who died in war defending the United States. It was once a day observed by introspection and solemnity in...
Nations have been holding ostentatious military parades since at least ancient Mesopotamia, when its victorious armies returned from battles fought to expand the empire. It’s safe to say that...
For as long as humans have existed, they have been in conflict. The earliest evidence of two different factions fighting one another to the death dates back at least 4,700 years, and there were...
Americans like parades, like the ones that show of their ethnic identity and origin or the pride parades of the LGBTQ community that take place in June — where a global pandemic is not an...
Justify was the last horse to win the Triple Crown, capturing horse-racing’s storied trifecta in 2018. Prior to Justify and before him American Pharoah’s triumph in 2015, the drought between...
Started in 1925, the Scripps National Spelling Bee is now televised nationally and students have gone from studying the dictionary to using highly paid coaches and computers. The competition was...
The Kentucky Derby is one of the nation’s great sports days of the year. The colorful hats, the mint juleps, the garland of roses bestowed on the winning horse, and the singing of “My Old...
The Cold War was more than a buildup of arms, it was also a space race between the United States and the Soviet Union that began with the launching of Sputnik in 1957 and culminated with...
Easter, the day Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, is one of the biggest holidays in the U.S. Though Easter 2021 may look different than in years past because of the COVID-19...
Commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ, Good Friday is perhaps the most solemn day of the year in the Christian calendar. Typical religious observances include fasting, prayer, and...