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  • Almanac
    A major snow and ice storm, near-blizzard conditions, and record cold
    A major snow and ice storm, near-blizzard conditions, and record cold top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on March 2.1868 – In Lansing...
  • Almanac
    The lions and lambs of March
    The lions and lambs of March top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service and Storm Prediction Center (SPC) archives here are the events that happened on March 1.1882 - March comes in like a...
  • "The Concert For Bangla Desh"
    Your weekly Beatles calendar: In 1973, 'Concert for Bangla Desh' wins top Grammy
    Your weekly Beatles calendar:Ringo, Paul on tour:Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band: March 1, Buenos Aires, Argentina (free show); March 3, Movistar Arena, Santiago, Chile; March 6, Bogota, Corferias, Columbia; March 8, Coliseo Merida, Yucatan,...
  • Beyounce Queen Bee
    Contributions of African Americans yesterday, today, tomorrow, forever
    When you buy a carton of almond milk, think back to George Washington Carver who discovered, and created milk made with peanuts. Carvers love for agricultural saved the south with all the inventions he discovered from peanuts. Things we use...
  • Almanac
    A tornado, record warmth, whiteout conditions and record rain
    A tornado, record warmth, whiteout conditions and record rain top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on February 28.1884 - A low temperature of ...
  • Jackie Joyner-Kersee: athlete, author, philanthropist
    Jackie Joyner-Kersee: athlete, author, philanthropist
    Daughter of Alfred (a railroad employee) and Mary (a nurse’s assistant), Jacqueline Joyner was born on March 3, 1962 in East St. Louis, Illinois. Her parents were only teen-agers at the time they married and struggled to provide for their...
  • Leonard Nimoy at Star Trek Into Darkness Event
    Boston native Leonard Nimoy has passed away
    There are some moments in Boston's history that none can predict will impact the world, but they do anyway. One of those moments came in 1931, when a young Jewish boy was born to immigrant parents in the city. His name was Leonard Nimoy. He...
  • Bellevue Elementary School, Richmond VA
    Bellevue Elementary School – On former site of Van Lew Mansion, Richmond, VA
    Standing in one of Richmond’s most renowned spots is the Bellevue Elementary School. Located in the St. Johns Church Historic District (of Church Hill) at 2301 East Grace Street, the school also houses a museum recognizing the site’s...
  • Almanac
    Spring-like weather, record cold and blizzard conditions
    Spring-like weather, record cold and blizzard conditions top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on February 27.1976 - Temperatures soar to the...
  • 2004 Texas Quarter Proof
    George Ranch Historical Park offers Tales of Texas on February 28
    George Ranch Historical Park is offering their annual Tales of Texas Day on Saturday, February 28 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m.The public is invited to come explore the lives of famous Texas heroes and other important historical figures. The event...
  • Almanac
    Thunderstorms, record warmth and blowing snow
    Thunderstorms, record warmth and blowing snow top the list of Michigan weather events on this day in history. From the National Weather Service archives here are the events that happened on February 26.1944 – Record warm air for late...
  • Texas map
    George Ranch Historical Park offers Tales of Texas Homeschool Day on February 26
    George Ranch Historical Park is offering their Tales of Texas Homeschool Day on Thursday, February 26. The program is meant for children in grades two through five, with a focus on Texas colonization and independence. Children will learn the...
  • Memphis books
    Five fun books about Memphis history
    We know how to choose our favorite summertime books for the beach, but what should we read on all of these snow days? How about some fun historical facts about the River City we call home. Have a copy shipped to your door without going out in the...
  • The Falklands
    Argentina annexes the Falkland Islands on their currency
    The Falkland Islands have recently found themselves in the news again after decades of relative obscurity. The islands, which lie some 300 miles off the Argentinian coast, have been a British overseas territory since the Falklands War in the early...
  • The commonly forgotten Rhone Valley
    The commonly forgotten Rhone Valley
    When you think about wine in the country of France you think of Bordeaux, which has been dominating wine around the word since the 12th century . You also think about the region of Burgundy wine, which claims to have the oldest history of wine...