‪‎On This Day‬ in 1925, a verdict was reached in the famous Scopes Monkey Trial—an epic battle over the teaching of evolution.

On July 21, 1925, the famous Scopes Monkey trial over teaching evolution in public schools concluded. Mostly remembered today was the clash between two legendary public figures. But the legal fight didn’t end that day [...]

How Philadelphia lost the nation’s capital to Washington

July 16 is a sad day for some historically minded Philadelphians: It’s the 225th anniversary of the congressional act that moved the nation’s capital from their city to Washington, D.C. The Residence Act of July [...]

As Joe Foss would say,

once a Marine, always a Marine in service & defense of our country. Today, the Joe Foss Institute & all Americans say Semper Fi.

On this day in 1957, Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the first president to ride in the newest advance in aviation technology: the helicopter.

Although experimental military helicopters had been tested since 1947, it was not until 10 years later that a president considered using the new machine for short, official trips to and from the White House. Eisenhower [...]

Happy Birthday 14th Amendment

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 14th Amendment (ratified July 9, 1868). Here’s what you need to know: WHAT IT DOES The 14th Amendment defines U.S. citizenship, including black Americans. WHY IT WAS ADDED [...]

Ever heard of the 26th Amendment? Chances are you have been impacted.

Today we celebrate the anniversary of the 26th Amendment (ratified July 1, 1971). Here’s what you need to know: WHAT IT DOES The 26th Amendment lowered the voting age from 21 to 18 years old. [...]