Tag: America

March 4, 1797: John Adams inaugurated as second President of the United States of America

February 4, 1861: The Confederate States of America formed

February 3, 1962: Kennedy announces expansion of the Cuban embargo

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

December 15, 1791: The Bill of Rights becomes official

So, Christopher Columbus isn’t as great as elementary school makes him out to be

November 2,1889: The Dakotas are admitted as the 39th and 40th states

Discovery of secret room on plantation reignites the Jefferson–Hemings controversy

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

September 23, 1806: Lewis and Clark return from their epic expedition

September 21, 1950: George Marshall becomes the secretary of defense

September 20, 1893: The first American gas-powered car goes for a test drive

September 17, 1630: Boston, Massachusetts is finally founded

September 8th,1892: The Pledge of Allegiance is born — but not for the reason you think

August 30, 1967: The first African American Supreme Court justice confirmed

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

Turns out, Colonial Americans were pretty much always drunk

Modern Shakespeare: Tupac the legend, unmasked

220-year-old time capsule found inside Boston State House

General 03.14.19

Hindsight’s 20/20: 11 people who could’ve prevented WWII

Kristallnacht horrified America, but they did nothing about it

Winged Polish cavalrymen were a force to be reckoned with

When a bucket managed to spark a major battle

Why the Parental Advisory Label saved music in the 80s

Ancient 03.13.19

Viking raids and marine exploration were all made possible because of tar

Russian men were once taxed for having beards

The gruesome true story of the noblewoman serial killer

Ancient 03.12.19

Beer is older than we thought

US

The notorious Benedict Arnold became a U.S. traitor for a pretty selfish reason

US

For a short period of time in the 1700s, New Jersey women had the right to vote

General 03.11.19

You’ve never seen “Little House on the Prairie” like this

Meet Eston Hemings, Thomas Jefferson’s ‘forgotten’ son

Nostradamus predicted history’s biggest events — and why we can’t ignore what he foretold about our future

General 03.10.19

The most killer quotes from history’s first empowered first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt

Ancient 03.09.19

The history of the Amish and why they still rock horse and buggies

World 03.01.19

Photos found 30 years later! The doomed hot-air balloon North Pole expedition

15 lost treasures around the world

General 02.27.19

A closer look at the private life of notorious drug kingpin, Pablo Escobar

Technology 02.26.19

Bodacious! 25 of the best ’80s TV shows

US 02.25.19

They investigated who?! 15 influential people you didn’t know have an FBI file

World 02.19.19

Keep out! 30 places your grandparents visited that you no longer can

Was Amelia Earhart’s plane found off the coast of Papua New Guinea?

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