This Friday marks the 210th anniversary of the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. What caused the sitting vice president to gun down a Founding Father on the cliffs overlooking New York City?
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On the anniversary of the Burr-Hamilton duel, a look back at history shows the event wasn’t unique when it came to early-19th-century squabbles.
In a ruling on Wednesday, the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board of the U.S. Patent Office said the Washington Redskins moniker is “disparaging of Native Americans” and ordered cancellation of the team’s trademarks for the term.
As we look at the ceremonies going on for the Memorial Day weekend, the controversy continues about whether such a weekend should exist, or if Memorial Day should be commemorated only on May 30th each year.
The fight to make Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday a holiday took 32 years, a lot of campaigning, and guest appearances including Stevie Wonder, Ted Kennedy, and the National Football League.