Use beer to make tastier tacos

03/01/2017 0

Tacos are a beloved dish, and few things complement a tasty taco better than a cold beer. Ambitious home cooks who want to combine these two tailor-made companions can thank the Stone Brewing Co. for […]

New Amsterdam becomes New York

09/08/2016 0

Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant surrenders New Amsterdam, the capital of New Netherland, to an English naval squadron under Colonel Richard Nicolls. Stuyvesant had hoped to resist the English, but he was an unpopular ruler, and […]

United States nicknamed Uncle Sam

09/07/2016 0

On this day in 1813, the United States gets its nickname, Uncle Sam. The name is linked to Samuel Wilson, a meat packer from Troy, New York, who supplied barrels of beef to the United […]

Bourne Killer

09/07/2016 0

Jason Bourne Starring Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones & Alicia Vikander Directed by Paul Greengrass PG-13 For espionage fans, Jason Bourne has always been the spy who can’t remember. Based on the character created by […]

P.T. Barnum brings Jenny Lind to New York

09/01/2016 0

The iconic American huckster, showman and circus entrepreneur P.T. Barnum is most often associated not with refined high culture but of somewhat coarser forms of entertainment—the circus, yes, but also Siamese twins and various human […]

19th Amendment adopted

08/26/2016 0

The 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote, is formally adopted into the U.S. Constitution by proclamation of Secretary of State Bainbridge Colby. The amendment was the culmination of more than 70 years of […]

The Great Moon Hoax

08/25/2016 0

On this day in 1835, the first in a series of six articles announcing the supposed discovery of life on the moon appears in the New York Sun newspaper. Known collectively as “The Great Moon […]

CIA-assisted coup overthrows government of Iran

08/19/2016 0

The Iranian military, with the support and financial assistance of the United States government, overthrows the government of Premier Mohammed Mosaddeq and reinstates the Shah of Iran. Iran remained a solid Cold War ally of […]

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