Tag: United States

February 23, 1903: Cuba signs a lease to the US for Guantánamo Bay

February 9, 1943: Daylight Savings Time returns to the United States

February 6, 1788: Massachusetts signs the United States Constitution

February 4, 1861: The Confederate States of America formed

Andrew Jackson’s real legacy is a giant block of cheese

December 29th, 1851: First YMCA opens in the U.S.

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

November 19th, 1985: Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan have their first meeting

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

Why 1968 was America’s most tumultuous year

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