5 Facts about Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Yesterday marked the 100th anniversary of the birth of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The celebrated novelist and dissident is considered by many to be a key figure in the demise of communism and the collapse of the Soviet Union. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about international human rights

Today is the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a milestone document in the history of human rights. In honor of the observance, here are five facts you should know about international human rights: 1. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about Thanksgiving

Tomorrow, Americans celebrate a national holiday set aside to give thanks for the blessings of the preceding year. But there is more to Thanksgiving than you may realize. Here are five facts you should know about the holiday: 1. Continue Reading...

5 facts about veterans

Today is the official observance of 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. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about midterm elections

Tomorrow is Election Day, when citizens of the United States go to the polls to elect a variety of public officials. This year is a midterm election (in contrast to both a Presidential election and “off-year” election years). Continue Reading...

5 facts about Reformation Day

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5 Facts about Jewish High Holy Days

The Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah ended last week, and the holy day of Yom Kippur ends tonight at sundown (see also: FAQ: What is Yom Kippur?). Here are five facts you should know about the High Holy Days on the Jewish calendar: 1. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about hurricanes

Hurricane Florence has struck the Carolinas, dumping massive amounts of rain that could trigger catastrophic floods inland. Here are five facts you should know about these types of deadly storms: 1. Continue Reading...

5 Facts about the 9/11 aftermath

Today marks the 17th 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...

5 Facts about Russian President Vladimir Putin

President Donald Trump met today with Vladimir Putin for a summit in Helsinki, Finland. Here are five facts you should know about the powerful and controversial Russian president. 1. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin was born in Cold War era Russia in 1952. Continue Reading...

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