Hawaii joined the Union on this day in 1959, an act that remains historically significant but not without controversy.
On the evening of August 2, 1923, President Warren Harding died in a San Francisco hotel room. Beyond that, the details of the president’s death remained murky for decades amidst rumors of scandal or even worse.
On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans With Disabilities Act, a landmark law made possible by one pioneering activist.
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.
The legendary confrontation between William Jennings Bryan and Clarence Darrow in the Scopes Monkey Trial took place on a hot Monday afternoon in July 1925. But the real clash of the cultural titans didn’t exactly match what was later popularized in movies and theater.
On July 19, 1848, the first women's rights convention in the United States began at Wesleyan Chapel in Seneca Falls, New York.
Today marks the anniversary of the deadly duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr. What caused the sitting vice president to duel a Founding Father on the cliffs overlooking New York City?
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.
The Pledge of Allegiance to the United States' flag has been part of American life for generations, but not without some constitutional controversy.
In honor of Flag Day, here are 10 fascinating facts about Stars and Stripes that may surprise you!