Events

Memorial Day is 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 communities across the...
The history of war goes back thousands of years. Some of the earliest known wars were fought in Egypt and Sumer around 3000 B.C. The so-called Warring States Period in China (476-221 B.C.) unified...
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...
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy has almost single handedly rallied the governments and peoples of much of the world to his country’s cause as Russia moves further and further along in the...
On Sunday, March 13, 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...
Each U.S. state has borne witness to an important historical event that has shaped its history — for better or worse. In many cases, the event has had implications beyond that state’s...
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...
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...
April 15 will mark the 109th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, which claimed the lives of more than 1,500 people. It was among the worst maritime disasters in history. The ship was only five...
In 2021 NASA landed a new robotic rover Perseverance on Mars, the space agency’s most ambitious and successful effort in decades to directly study whether there ever was life on the red planet...
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...
The quest for racial equality and justice in the United States has been long and divisive. As we celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Jan. 17, 2022, 24/7 Tempo has created a list of the most...
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...
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...