On April 21, 1898, Spain broke off diplomatic relations with the United States in a long-simmering dispute over Cuba. The brief war that followed would have permanent implications for American foreign policy, and push the formerly isolationist power on to the global stage.
Next week, the Supreme Court is set to wade into debate over the constitutionality of certain drugs used for execution by lethal injection, as Glossip v. Gross comes before the bench.
Sometimes, cases not accepted by the Supreme Court can be as interesting as those accepted for arguments, and on Monday, the court refused to change lower-court decisions in deer hunting and fish pedicure cases.
The Supreme Court is back hearing arguments and issuing opinions this week, and again there will be considerable paid to two high-profile cases about U.S. foreign policy and Facebook free speech.
The American Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775 at the towns of Lexington and Concord. But how accurate are some of the key facts that have been handed down to us through the generations?