Texas enters the Union

12/29/2016 0

Six months after the congress of the Republic of Texas accepts U.S. annexation of the territory, Texas is admitted into the United States as the 28th state. After gaining independence from Spain in the 1820s, […]

Chipotle Beef With Fresh Tomato Salsa

12/26/2016 0

Many dishes fall under the umbrella of “Hispanic cuisine,” which is popular all over the world. Dishes made in Spain may differ considerably from those prepared in Mexico, and that versatility, both in flavor and […]

Tsunami devastates Indian Ocean coast

12/26/2016 0

A powerful earthquake off the coast of Sumatra, Indonesia, on this day in 2004 sets off a tsunami that wreaks death and devastation across the Indian Ocean coastline. The quake was the second strongest ever […]

Christ is born?

12/25/2016 0

Although most Christians celebrate December 25 as the birthday of Jesus Christ, few in the first two Christian centuries claimed any knowledge of the exact day or year in which he was born. The oldest […]

Van Gogh chops off ear

12/23/2016 0

On this day in 1888, Dutch painter Vincent van Gogh, suffering from severe depression, cuts off the lower part of his left ear with a razor while staying in Arles, France. He later documented the […]

Churchill and Roosevelt discuss war and peace

12/22/2016 0

On this day, British Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives in Washington, D.C. for a series of meetings with President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on a unified Anglo-American war strategy and a future peace. Now that the […]

Man chased to his death in Howard Beach hate-crime

12/20/2016 0

On this day in 1986, three black men are attacked by a group of white teenagers yelling racial slurs in Howard Beach, a predominately white, middle-class, Italian-American neighborhood in Queens, New York. Earlier that night, […]

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