Tag: United States

June 17, 1885: The Statue of Liberty arrives home

June 14, 1777: Congress votes to put stars and stripes on the American flag

June 12, 1987: Reagan commands Gorbachev to ‘tear down’ the Berlin Wall

June 5, 1933: FDR removes United States from gold standard

May 29, 1843: John C. Fremont’s second western exploration

May 27, 1994: Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia after being banished by Stalin

5 of the Revolutionary War’s most brutal battles

May 18, 1860: Abraham Lincoln nominated for president

May 14, 1804: Lewis and Clark depart to discover the Louisiana territory

April 11, 2015: Barack Obama and Raúl Castro meet in Panama

April 4, 1949: North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington D.C.

March 30, 1822: The Florida Territory is created

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 win 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

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