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Biographies bring their subjects to life. A well-written biography isn’t just a list of events that happened to someone. Rather, it tells a story in a way similar to a novel — in a narrative....
Of the 45 men who have become president of the United States, 23 can trace some of their ancestry to Ireland. Irish heritage is strong in the country and is among the top three ancestries in more...
All devices, clothes, and even dishes were invented by someone. But many have become so ingrained in our lives that we don’t even spell them with a capital letter, even when they are technically a...
The 2016 movie “Hidden Figures,” which was certainly about racism, was also about the treatment of women in fields that men have dominated throughout history, particularly science, math, and...
On May 5, 1809, Mary Kies became the first woman to receive a patent in the United States. (It was for her technique of weaving straw with silk.) Of course, women inventors existed before this time,...
Did you know that the first person to ever get a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame was a woman? Joanne Woodward is one of many holders of the title, “the first woman to,” opening doors...
When we listen to songs extolling America, these marches, anthems, and tunes about the United States aren’t about expressing some singular ethnic identity or celebrating the grandeur of the...
Speeches addressing civil rights issues are among the most famous and inspiring in American history. From Martin Luther King Jr.’s immortal “I have a dream” speech to President Barack Obama’s...
NASA currently has a rover on Mars. Though this is not the first soft landing on the red planet, it’s the first time in human history we can watch the moment a rover set its wheels down on...
Marriage is a legal recognition of the partnership between two people and a life-changing event for many. Though people vow to stay together through all the good, the bad, and everything in between,...
Long before the presidential election, President Donald Trump said he would “do other things” if he lost. The real estate mogul and former reality TV star has plenty of options. But what does a...
There are 38 burial sites for the men who served as president of the United States. America’s chief executives are buried in 18 states as well as Washington D.C. While burial sites for presidents...
President’s Day is an important day to take a moment and reflect on those who have served as the chief executive of our country. And while you may be well-versed in textbook facts about each...
“Jeopardy!” has been one of most beloved primetime game shows in America for decades. In the show, three contestants duke it out answering trivia questions in several categories, including the...
Secret societies have captured the imagination of the public for centuries. Many of these groups are thought to be ancient, mysterious gatherings of powerful men who get together and tip the balance...