U.S. History

Donald Trump and Shinzō Abe standing at lecterns (© Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Timeline of U.S.-Japan diplomatic history

For almost 70 years, Japan and the United States have been close allies, cooperating on many issues. Here's a timeline of the U.S.-Japan partnership.
Illustration of fireworks on the National Mall (State Dept./D. Thompson)

A lot of history happened on July 4

On July 4, 1776, America's Founding Fathers signed the Declaration of Independence. Do you know about other events in U.S. history that fell on the Fourth?
Fireworks exploding behind the U.S. Capitol (© AP Images)

Fireworks light up the sky on the 4th of July [video]

Every year on July 4, communities across the U.S. gather to watch patriotic-themed fireworks in celebration of Independence Day.
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50th anniversary of the first moon landing [poster]

Fifty years ago brave American astronauts were the first humans to land on the moon. Download a free poster celebrating the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

President Trump in Normandy on D-Day anniversary [graphic]

President Trump, joined by first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte, marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
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The 75th anniversary of D-Day [video]

On June 6, 1944, 75 years ago, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy, France, to liberate Europe from Nazi tyranny.
D-Day troops wading ashore from boat (© Photo12/UIG/Getty Images)

D-Day: U.S. and Europe share enduring bond

U.S. leaders will commemorate D-Day in England and France on June 6 with their European allies, reinforcing the strength of their trans-Atlantic bond.
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French technology re-creates D-Day events for Americans

Americans collaborate with the French once again to bring to life D-Day events in Normandy, France, as they took place 75 years ago.
Military honor guard marching in formation at WWII memorial (© Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

A Washington memorial to shared heroism

A great alliance joined forces against fascism 70 years ago. The World War II Memorial in Washington commemorates a time of heroism and sacrifice.