Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Also known as St. Paddy’s Day, today is the day we celebrate the patron saint of Ireland. The Irish holiday is a global phenomenon. Learn more about its history and origins here.


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Roots, the remake of the 1977 groundbreaking miniseries, will premiere tonight across four A+E Networks.

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May 13, 2016 is Friday the Thirteenth. It is culturally viewed as a day of bad luck, but why? Find out the history of Friday the 13th here and how it became part of American culture.

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Sigmund Freud was known for his psychoanalysis. Today’s Google Doodle marks his 160th birthday. Let’s celebrate with some Freud theories and quotes about him.

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History Channel’s show Alone enters its 2nd season with a whole new cast of contestants trying to survive another dangerous location.

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In a new photo report purportedly released by the Islamic State, ISIS propaganda attempts to show off the “ancient” wonders of Al-Rusafa, Syria.

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Every February Black History Month is celebrated in the United States. The “heritage month” celebrates African-American contributions to American culture and also serves as a reminder of their tribulations.

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Did Christopher Columbus discover America when he sailed the Atlantic Ocean to the New World in 1492 under the authority of the Spanish Crown? Was he the first European in the Americas?

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A new photo series purportedly released by the Islamic State shows the 2,000-year-old temple rigged with explosives before being detonated in Palmyra, Syria.

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New photos purportedly released by the Islamic State appear to show Islamist militants taking a jackhammer and other tools to ancient structures in Iraq.

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There is so much history and tradition to our July 4th holiday. Learn more about some of the lesser known stories of the Fourth of July throughout the history of America.

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Here is the story behind one of the most important documents in American history. There were many important characters, places and factors that contributed to its creation.

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The Islamic State has released photos of them destroying 4,000 year-old artifacts in Palmyra, Syria, an ancient Roman city and UNESCO world heritage site.

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June 21, 2015 is Father’s Day in the United States. It was invented by Sonora Smart Dodd, whose single father raised her and her five siblings.

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June 14, 2015 is Flag Day, dedicated to celebrating the adoption of the American flag by the Second Continental Congress in 1777. Find Flag Day facts here.

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Before the Second Continental Congress adopted the American flag in 1777, the United States had many different designs of potential US flags. See them here.

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