Tonight, as Halley’s Comet speeds through our solar system, it leaves a trail that stays around long after it’s gone. Earth’s orbit runs through the dust and debris left behind which crashes into Earth’s atmosphere as a meteor shower. Twice a year, Earth plows through the debris of […]
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The first U.S. presidential inauguration was 232 years ago today, when George Washington took the oath of office and delivered an address to Congress. Here are some facts about George Washington’s inauguration. Washington’s inauguration took place at Federal Hall in New York City, the temporary U.S. capital. New York […]
According to the 2020 census, the resident population of the United States as of April 1, 2020, was 331,449,281. This represents a 7.4% increase over the population according to the 2010 census. Texas, the only state to gain more than one congressional seat, added nearly 4 million residents between […]
A comparison of the 2000 and the 2010 Census records found that 6% of the U.S. population gave different ethnic and racial responses between the two counts. Richard Alba, in “The Great Demographic Illusion: Majority, Minority, and the Expanding American Mainstream” uses this data as one example showing […]
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Only Elvis Presley surpassed Lucy’s ratings. Long before there was an Adele, Sting, Prince, Bono, Pink or an Oprah, there was a Cher and a Twiggy. But a decade earlier, the first two American entertainers to be known instantly worldwide by just their first names were Elvis Presley […]
The first time I heard of “The 27 Club,” referring to celebrities who died at that age, was in 1978. I was one of the extras who were paid $5 a day and provided a box lunch to appear in a movie being filmed in San Marcos, Texas. […]
Today in History January 23, 1957, machines at the Wham-O toy company rolled out the first batch of their aerodynamic plastic discs–now known to millions of fans all over the world as Frisbees. The story of the Frisbee began in Bridgeport, Connecticut, where William Frisbie opened the Frisbie Pie […]
Browsing through Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) data while researching for upcoming articles, I found some interesting information about Americans in flight. What is the total number of airports in the United States? A. 787 B. 19,787 C. 9,787 D. 10,787 How many active pilots are in the U.S.? […]