The President’s Day holiday was originally called the Washington’s Birthday when it was conceived in 1880, and in fact fell on George Washington’s birthday: February 22nd. In 1971, the date was changed to the third Monday in February, in accordance
Starting off this week we turn to the Google Books Ngram Viewer, a new online tool from Google that allows you to search keywords and phrases in their database of 5.2 million digitized books. The New York Times, Dan
Happy Thanksgiving! While you devour turkey this afternoon, enjoy some history about this day as a side dish. Two podcasts, one from BackStory and the other from the National Museum of American History, take a look at Thanksgiving from the
Hopefully your summer includes a little vacation time. To aid you in planning where to visit, we start this post off with some links about museums: 12 history trips from the New York Times, simulations in natural history museums, how
Today we observe Memorial Day. To learn about its history, how to teach students about it, and more, see the collection of links we’ve rounded up below.