Twelve years ago today in the early hours of the morning, Hurricane Katrina made landfall, hitting the Gulf Coast as a Category 3 hurricane, bringing sustained winds of 100–140 miles per hour and stretching 400 miles wide. Although the storm itself inflicted a great deal of damage, its aftermath was devastating when levee breaches brought … Continue reading Hurricane Katrina, August 29, 2005
Comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory died Saturday in Washington. He was 84.
Today is Memorial Day, honoring the men and women who died serving in the United States Military. In cities and towns across the country, Americans will line the streets of downtowns to watch parades or visit cemeteries and memorials. An annual national moment of remembrance can be observed at 3:00 p.m. local time. Memorial Day was originally … Continue reading Memorial Day
The holiday of Mother’s Day began as an antiwar statement and a vehicle for women’s activism , but numerous people and organizations have tried to seize Mother's Day for their own various causes or purposes throughout the years. It was, however, the actions of the modern day Mother’s Day founder, which really steal the show. The … Continue reading Mother’s Day
Julius Sterling Morton (April 22, 1832 – April 27, 1902) founded Arbor Day in 1872. He served as President Grover Cleveland's Secretary of Agriculture. He was also the editor of The Conservative, a Nebraska weekly newspaper covering political, economic, and sociological issues.
For two summers, visitors to the 1964-65 World’s Fair in Flushing Meadows, Queens, celebrated the dawn of the space age and technology that would come to change the American experience. Opening day was April 22, 1964 and the fair brought enthusiasm to a nation still reeling from the assassination of President Kennedy five months earlier. … Continue reading 1964-1965 World’s Fair, Flushing Meadows, Queens