As the United States capital of Washington, D.C. burned 200 years ago today, it was an act of nature that helped to drive the British from the besieged city, and possibly save it from more destruction.
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Hawaii joined the Union on this day in 1959, an act that remains historically significant but not without controversy.
The public protests in Ferguson, Missouri, over a police shooting have expanded an ongoing debate about the First Amendment right of journalists and citizens to record video of police activities.
August 19th marks the 68th birthday of President Bill Clinton, whose eight-year term dominated the decade of the 1990s.
Today, we celebrate the anniversary of the 19th Amendment (ratified August 18, 1920). Here’s what you need to know.