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.
Currently browsing: Civic Calendar
On July 28, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee passed the first of three impeachment articles against President Richard Nixon. Although a final House vote never took place along with a Senate trial, plans were being made for these events.
On July 27, 1789, Congress created the State Department, which became an important part of the Executive Branch established under the new Constitution.
On July 26, 1925, about five days after the famous Scopes Monkey trial, the famed orator and political William Jennings Bryan died after a lunchtime meal. Bryan had technically won the trial that defined the end of his public career, which had started 35 years earlier.
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.