Jul 29, 2016
On this date in 1958, President Dwight Eisenhower signed the National Space and Aeronautics Act, which authorized the formation of NASA.
Here are a few technologies that you may not have known were created or developed for the American space program.
Grooved pavement was developed to increase runway safety in the rain....
Jul 28, 2016
On this date in 1932, U.S. President Herbert Hoover ordered the army to forcibly evict a group of veterans which had gathered in Washington, D.C.
Here are some things you may not have known about the Bonus Army.
In 1924, The U.S. Congress overrode a veto by President Woodrow Wilson to allow World War I veterans bonuses...
Jul 27, 2016
On this week’s election special we look at the history of the Democratic and Republican presidential nominating conventions.
The Democrats have convened this week in Philadelphia and picked Hillary Clinton as their nominee for November’s presidential election.
The Republican party met last week in Cleveland to...
Jul 26, 2016
On this date in 1887, a book called “Dr. Esperanto’s International Language” was published for the first time.
Here are some things you may not have known about the language that came to be known as Esperanto.
It is known as a contracted international auxiliary language, meaning it was created and didn’t...
Jul 25, 2016
On this date in 1978, Louise Brown, the first child conceived through in vitro fertilization or IVF, was born.
Here are some things you may not have known about what were known as “test-tube babies.”
The first thing to know is that most in vitro pregnancies begin not in a test tube, but in a petri dish.
An egg is...