5 Facts about Washington’s Birthday

Today is the U.S. federal holiday known as Washington’s Birthday (not “Presidents Day—see item #1). In honor of George Washington’s birthday, here are 5 things you should know about the day set aside for our America’s premier founding father. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about National Freedom Day

In the United States February 1 is National Freedom Day. Here are five facts you should know about the annual observance: 1. National Freedom Day commemorates the date (February 1, 1865) when President Abraham Lincoln signed a joint resolution that proposed the 13th amendment to the United States Constitution. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about Christmas

Christmas is the most widely observed cultural holiday in the world. Here are five facts you should know about the annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus: 1. No one knows what day or month Jesus was born (though some scholars speculate that it was in September). Continue Reading...

5 Facts about the Bill of Rights

Today is Bill of Rights Day, a commemoration first established by President Franklin D. Roosevelt to cherish the ‘immeasurable privileges which the charter guaranteed’ and to rededicate its principles and practice.” Here are five facts you should know about the Bill of Rights: 1. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about Black Friday

Today is the unofficial first day of the holiday shopping season. Here are five facts you should know about Black Friday. 1. The term “Black Friday” was coined by the Philadelphia Police Department’s traffic squad in the 1950s. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about veterans

Today is Veterans Day, a U.S. public holiday set aside to thank and honor all those who served honorably in the armed forces both in wartime or peacetime. Here are five facts you should know about veterans in the United States: 1. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about the Russian Revolution

This week is the hundredth anniversary of the second Russian Revolution, one of the most transformative political events in the history of the modern world. Here are five facts you should know about the world’s most destructive revolution: 1. Continue Reading...

5 facts about Reformation Day

Statue of Martin Luther in Dresden, Germany   While most people know today as Halloween, for millions of Christians October 31,2017 is also the 500th anniversary of Reformation Day. Here are five facts about the Protestant holiday: 1. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about federal regulations

Vice President Pence will be giving a speech today emphasizing the importance the Trump administration places on reviewing regulatory policy. Today’s date of October 2 was selected to mark the start of the next fiscal year, when federal agencies will be expected to generate below zero dollars in net new regulatory costs. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about the 9/11 aftermath

Today marks the 16th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil. Here are five facts you should know about what happened in the aftermath of the events on September 11, 2001: 1. Continue Reading...