Tag: United States

December 17, 1777: France recognizes the US as a country

One New Hampshire county tried being its own separate country

December 10th, 1906: Teddy Roosevelt becomes first American to Claim Nobel Prize

December 5, 1933: Prohibition ends

December 3, 1818: Illinois becomes the 21st state

November 28, 1964: NASA launches Mariner 4 to Mars

Pepsi once became the 6th most powerful military in the world

Nixon managed to nearly cripple the economy with a 90-day freeze in 1971

That time the US dropped a nuke on North Carolina

Mexican Americans turned on each other during the Civil War

26% of Americans can’t name the 3 branches of government. Can you?

October 10, 1845: US Navy Academy is founded

October 4, 1927: Gutzon Borglum begins sculpting Mt. Rushmore

August 29th, 1786: Shays’s Rebellion storms Northhampton Courthouse and shuts the place down

Move over, Uncle Sam, this lady was the rightful symbol of America

Teddy Roosevelt gave a speech after being shot…THEN went to the hospital

The worst military leaders since Napoleon

1968 — The year that tore America apart, 50 years later

Breathtaking colored photos from WWII

A brief history of the reason people get up in the morning: Coffee

January 19, 1981: Muhammad Ali prevents someone from taking their own life

Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution

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January 17, 1917: United States purchases the Virgin Islands

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Pablo Escobar’s wife Maria Henao hasn’t had it easy since his death

January 16, 1581: England legally bans Catholicism

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Historical events that were actually photographed

January 15, 1870: The Democrat donkey appears in print for the first time

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Weird ways animals have served in military through history

Princess Diana was no ordinary princess

January 14, 1967: The Human Be-In kicks off in San Francisco, marking the beginning of the “Summer of Love”

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January 13, 1968: Johnny Cash delivers famous performance inside Folsom State Prison

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January 12, 1998: Nineteen European countries jointly ban human cloning

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January 11, 1922: Insulin used to treat diabetes patient for first time

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Rare photos of the circus’s strange and amazing acts

Famous UK folk singer who had gone missing resurfaces 30 years later

Incredible photos of the last Mongolian eagle hunters

January 10, 1776: Thomas Paine publishes ‘Common Sense’

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Bessie Coleman: America’s first black female pilot


John Hancock: The man who financed the American Revolution


How lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis pioneered early female badassery

January 9, 2007: Steve Jobs unveils the first ever iPhone

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January 8, 1964: Lyndon B. Johnson declares “War on Poverty”

10 declassified operations the government kept secret for years

World War II veteran returns to Germany to solve a mystery that’s been haunting him for 70 years

January 7, 1927: First commercial phone call made between London and New York

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