Google+ Google+

Category Archives: History

Happy Birthday Margaret Thatcher!

Happy Birthday Margaret Thatcher!

We want to acknowledge this influential and, at times, controversial leader in honor of her birthday. Today marks the birthday of the first female prime minister of Britain, Margaret Thatcher.  Thatcher (October 13, 1925 – April 8, 2013) was elected as prime minister in 1979 as head of Britain’s Conservative Party.  During her three terms,

Let’s Do Our Civic Duty This National Voter Registration Day

Let’s Do Our Civic Duty This National Voter Registration Day

Get ready for the next election this National Voter Registration Day. Today is National Voter Registration Day, a national occasion celebrating our right to democracy. National Voter Registration Day started in response to the fact that millions of Americans are unable to vote because they have missed the registration deadline, failed to update their registration,

Honoring the Fallen; It’s Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance

Honoring the Fallen; It’s Patriot Day and the National Day of Service and Remembrance

On this day in 2001, America experienced the most devastating tragedy in its history. On September 11th, 2001 America was the victim of a terrorist attack that resulted in the death of nearly 3,000 innocent civilians, first responders, and military personnel. Every year, communities around the country observe the anniversary of 9/11 and remember all

On This Day in History: California Became the 31st State

On This Day in History: California Became the 31st State

On this day in 1850, California officially became part of the United States. Today marks the day when California joined the United States as the 31st state. Aided by the discovery of gold within California’s borders, California became a state within two years of its acquisition from Mexico with the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

Please Join Us in Recognizing National Women’s Equality Day

Please Join Us in Recognizing National Women’s Equality Day

We’d like to invite you to learn more about gender parity on National Women’s Equality Day. In 1971, August 23rd was declared Women’s Equality Day by U.S. Congress.  This day was selected to commemorate the passing of the 19th Amendment which granted women the right to vote.  The observance of Women’s Equality Day not only

Listen Up! It’s National Radio Day

Listen Up! It’s National Radio Day

We’d like to invite you to join us and to tune in this National Radio Day. Today is National Radio Day, a day that asks communities across the country to celebrate everything the radio has done for us throughout history.  Additionally, a major goal of National Radio Day is to strengthen the radio ecosystem and

Bon Appetit! It’s Julia Child’s Birthday

Bon Appetit! It’s Julia Child’s Birthday

Celebrate this influential chef’s creativity, innovation, beautiful humor, passion, and, of course, her delicious recipes to commemorate her birthday. Julia Carolyn Child (August 15, 1912 – August 12, 2004) was an American chef, author, and television personality.  She is credited with introducing French cuisine to the American public with her debut cookbook, Mastering the Art of