On This Day

Hands holding grain (USAID)

It’s World Food Day. How can we feed everyone?…on this day

On this October 16, World Food Day, over 800 million people will go to bed hungry. But that’s 200 million fewer than just two...
False-color image of Saturn's rings by Cassini space probe (AP Images)

NASA investigates one of the solar system’s most spectacular sights…on this...

Beyoncé may have gotten the world singing along to her hit “Put A Ring On It,” but hers wasn’t the first ring to capture...
People holding cellphones (AP Images)

Hello? It’s the first cellphone calling…on this day

When the first telephone call was made in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell, the telephone's inventor, was on the line. When the first commercial cellphone...

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....
Student with anti-bullying sign (AP Images)

Tom Cruise, Lady Gaga and You? Time to stop bullying…on this...

Young Sandra Bullock was bullied for her unfashionable clothes and her lisp. Tom Cruise was bullied for his height and dyslexia. And Lady Gaga was bullied...
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...
Houses built up vertical surface (AP Images)

All people deserve a roof over their heads…on this day

What if you woke each morning not knowing if you’d find shelter that night? That's the daily reality for more than 100 million homeless...
Justice Thurgood Marshall

Marshall breaks racial barrier as first U.S. Supreme Court black justice…on...

A major civil rights activist and noted jurist, Justice Thurgood Marshall became the first African American to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court and...
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....