Feb 29, 2016
Today is not March 1st, in case you’re just waking up, It’s still February, at least according to the Gregorian calendar.
Every four years, with some exceptions, February has an extra day to help account for the difference between a calendar year and the time it actually takes the Earth to orbit the sun or...
Feb 26, 2016
187 years ago today, Levi Strauss was born in what is now Germany.
Here are a few things you may not have known about the man whose name has become synonymous with blue jeans.
At the age of 18, Strauss moved to the United States with his mother and two...
Feb 25, 2016
Today is National Clam Chowder Day in the United States.
Here are a few facts about clam chowder that you may not have known.
First, chowder is a soup, but not all soups are chowders. Chowder is a type of soup made with dairy products...
Feb 24, 2016
On this date in 1980, the United States ice hockey team won the gold medal during the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York.
Here are some things you may not have known about the “Miracle on Ice.”
The 1980 Olympics were the second winter games held in Lake Placid. The 1932 Winter Olympics, the first held...
Feb 23, 2016
On this date in 1945, five United States Marines and a Navy hospital corpsman raised the American flag atop Mount Suribachi in the Battle of Iwo Jima during World War II.
Here are some things you may not...