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President Washington finally gets a monument…on this day

It may have taken 100 years, but the first U.S. president, George Washington, finally got a monument in his honor on October 9, 1888....
Arnold Schwarzenegger (Thinkstock)

Immigrant bodybuilder turned actor becomes California governor…on this day

Of the many immigrants who reinvented themselves in the United States, few can boast of a more complete transformation than Arnold Schwarzenegger. Born in...
Arches National Park

Photo of the day: Utah’s otherworldly arches

Arches National Park in southern Utah's canyon country is home to 2,000 natural arches — the largest such concentration in the world. Millions of years...
Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park is born…on this day

One of the most popular natural attractions in America was established on this day in 1890, when Congress voted to create Yosemite National Park....
Keyhole Nebula seen from the Hubble telescope

Photo of the day: Hubble telescope reveals mysteries of the universe

Our "Photo of the Day" was taken by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and reveals previously unseen details of the Keyhole Nebula, a mysterious, complex...
A bee gathers pollen in a sunflower field

Photo of the day: Big trouble brewing with bees

Bees are an important part of our ecosystem. In addition to making honey, they play a critical role in agriculture and food production by...

Washington’s longest-running construction project kicks off…on this day

On this day in 1907, construction began on the National Cathedral in Washington. Its completion more than eight decades later, in 1990, was the culmination...
Harvard graduates wave inflatable globes at their commencement ceremony

First students graduate from a U.S. university…on this day

Many international students consider Harvard University to be among the most prestigious colleges in the United States. Did you know that it is also...