Events

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...
If Christopher Columbus, Ferdinand Magellan, Amerigo Vespucci, and Vasco Da Gama helped Western civilization in the Age of Discovery reach new worlds, in the Space Age, Yuri Gagarin, John Glenn,...
Every year on March 17, everyone is, at least a little bit, Irish. St. Patrick’s Day is unimaginable without everything green, corned beef and cabbage, and a parade. But, it turns out, none of...
When local time on Sunday, March 14, is 2 a.m., the clocks will turn forward one hour to 3 a.m. The time of sunrise and sunset will then be an hour later than the previous day, and there will be more...
On Sunday, March 14, at 2 a.m., most Americans will set their clocks forward an hour, and kids, parents, and workers alike will get to sleep an hour less. These days, most people have smartphones...