U.S. history is as complex and fascinating as the people who populate the country. A timeline of significant events in the life of the United States of America starts with hunters crossing the Bering Strait [more…]
Here's an interesting tidbit from U.S. history: Ever since the Mayflower landed, Americans had been playing versions of a game known variously as "one old cat, [more…]
Ever wonder about the history behind some of the products Americans take for granted? Where, for example, did petroleum jelly come from? Robert A. Chesebrough was looking for a way to keep from going broke [more…]
They had guns and a flair for publicity, and that combination captured the attention of the American public and made the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA) one of the most high profile of the extremist fringe [more…]
He was a self-confessed "indifferent student" who grew up to be "the father of Silicon Valley."
Moore was born in 1929, and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. After earning a Ph.D. from the California [more…]
Build a better mousetrap, goes the old saying, and the world will beat a path to your door. But just how good a mousetrap do we need? And who wants the world messing up your lawn beating paths to your [more…]
While it was customary to give sailors a daily ration of rum in the British Navy, it wasn't always a great idea in tropical climates because it made some of them tipsy. So in 1741, while sailing near the [more…]