The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is such a part of our lives that it’s hard to image it not existing. But on July 29, 1958, Congress and the President moved to make NASA a reality.
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A split federal appeals court has ruled against the state of Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriages, in another milestone ruling that could drive the issue to the Supreme Court.
On this day in 1914, World War I started with Austria-Hungary’s war declaration on Serbia. But in the United States, most Americans were concerned about a conflict they had no intentions of entering.
This week marks the anniversary of the odd, tragic story of Silas Deane, a Founding Father who was later banned from America and died under mysterious circumstances.
On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress created the Post Office, naming Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General. Here’s a look at 10 fascinating facts about a unique American institution.