Veterans Day Facts

Veterans Day Facts

With Veterans Day coming up this week, we thought this would be a great chance to learn more about how the holiday started and why it’s observed in the United States. Veterans Day was actually established as “Armistice Day” in 1919, which marked the end of World War I, and eventually became a national holiday in 1938.  President Eisenhower signed legislation in 1954 to change […]

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The Great American Eclipse Is Coming

The Great American Eclipse Is Coming

Unless you’ve been on a secluded island for the past year or so, you probably have heard about the solar eclipse that we will get to experience next Monday, August 21. This event is being labeled “The Great American Eclipse,” because it’s the first total eclipse to happen in 38 years, and will be visible in all of North America, at varying degrees of coverage. […]

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Celebrating Fathers

Celebrating Fathers

With Father’s Day coming up this weekend, we thought it would be nice to share a few facts about the holiday along with ideas for celebrating with the dad in your life. The concept of Father’s Day was created by Sonora Dodd, in Spokane, Washington, who was looking for a way to honor her widowed father. The mayor chose the birthday of Dodd’s father to […]

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New Report Shows You the Money

New Report Shows You the Money

Want to find out where the money is in Arkansas or in Louisiana? Well, look right here. A company called 24/7 Wall St. has done it for us. They studied census data from every state in the U.S. to determine the Richest Town in Every State, and the results were recently posted on the Money page at msn.com. The study looked at job types available nearby, population, income levels […]

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Amazing Space

Amazing Space

The fifth of May marks an interesting significance this year. No, it’s not just a regular Cinco de Mayo. This year, National Space Day also falls on May 5. Annually observed on the first Friday of May, National Space Day is a day dedicated to acknowledging the achievements and opportunities in the field of astronomy and the exploration of space. The day of recognition was […]

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Kiss Me, I’m Irish!

Kiss Me, I’m Irish!

Did you know that March is designated as Irish-American Heritage Month in the United States? In 1991, Congress declared it to be an annual observance, and each year there is a proclamation by the President to mark the occasion. Here are some fun, Irish-related statistics that have been gathered and reported by United States Census Bureau.   In 2015, 10.2% of the U.S. population claimed […]

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