The media will lead you to believe that Christmas Eve 2015 is the warmest ever. This is in spite of the fact that MOST of the country will be below normal temperature on Christmas Eve in 2015.
On this day in 1914, World War 1 commenced when the French and the British entered into the Entente Cordiale against Germany and her allies.
Watch the newsreel on the attack above and read this story from an Iwo Jima survivor who watched a group of Marines raise a small U.S. flag atop Mt. Suribachi, four days after the invasion started on February 23, 1945.
The Space Shuttle fleet delivered the Hubble Space Telescope, the International Space Station, and dozens of satellites, space probes, crew and supplies. Two Shuttles were lost: Challenger in 1986 and Columbia in 2003. The touchdown of Atlantis at Kennedy Space Center last Friday marked the end of an era, after 135 missions. This video shows all of them in chronological order. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=II7QBLt36xo] For more information, visit http://www.nature.com/spaceshuttle.
With its pageantry, sense of occasion and august setting, the State of the Union is one of the most revered traditions in the U.S. Congress. Neil Hickey at the Wall Street Journal looks back at the history of the State of the Union speeches with Donald Ritchie, U.S. Senate historian. Keep going to the end and you’ll (hopefully) be a surprised as I was to learn where the ‘State of the Union’ speech gets its name from.