On a blustery Christmas Day in 1776, George Washington led a daring attack in what we would call today a “special ops” mission by the Founding Fathers that changed the course of American history.
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December 25 is celebrated in parts of the world as Christmas Day, as a religious holiday (commemorating the birth of Jesus) and a secular holiday. It’s also a big day for other events in American history.
On December 24, 1814, the Treaty of Ghent officially ended the War of 1812, but the delayed news couldn’t stop nearly 1,000 British troops from being killed at the Battle of New Orleans.
The news out of Washington this week of potential tariff actions by the Trump administration in January harks back to one of the big political and constitutional issues of a long-ago age.
Six years ago, an inmate in California and his lawyer convinced a judge that the Seinfeld-inspired holiday Festivus was a legitimate religious activity. The story made national headlines, but it also contained a few lessons about the legal system—and kosher food.