On 2 August Americans will probably not celebrate any patriotic holiday in particular, even though it will be the 245th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence on 2 August 1776. It had taken months to get to this point and extensive political maneuvering. A…
1931 was a difficult year for the United States. Two years after the Wall Street Crash of 1929, the country was experiencing a crushing economic depres…
The recent coronavirus pandemic is a reminder of how vulnerable we all are to germs and disease, despite the huge advances in medicine in the past hund…
The freedom of worship has been at the foundation of American society from the moment the first English colonists arrived in Plymouth, Massachusetts in…
The R.M.S. Carpathia, a Cunard Line passenger steamship first launched in 1902, is not as well known as its contemporary, the R.M.S. Titanic, but their…
“I not only do not intend to set about another book too soon, but, thank God, never intend to write another one if I keep my sanity,” wrote Margaret Mi…
American freedom is not just celebrated in July. Every 19th of June since 1865, Black Americans have celebrated “Juneteenth,” the day enslaved people i…
This June 15 marks the 175th anniversary of the establishment of the United States-Canada international border. The Oregon Treaty formalized the 49th p…
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