By definition, an institution is an established law, practice, organization, foundation, society or custom.  On this day in 1846, President James K. Polk signed the Smithsonian Institution Act into law.

But did you know that the Smithsonian Institution was created by a...

On this day in 1799, Napoleon’s army made an incredible find when invading the city of Rosetta in Egypt, roughly 35 miles north of Alexandria. An irregularly shaped black basalt slab was discovered which contained fragments of passages written in three different script...

If you’ve been watching the world news of politics, we are in some strange times indeed. It seems that for every person that feels strongly about one thing, there is one other that feels the opposite, causing great, wide-sweeping divides.

Last night, in the overnight ho...

Is it all OK?

On this day in 1839, the initials “O.K.” are first published in The Boston Morning Post. Meant as an abbreviation for “oll korrect,” a popular slang misspelling of “all correct” at the time, OK steadily made its way into the everyday speech of Americans.  ...

141 Years ago today, in 1876, Alexander Graham Bell received a patent for his revolutionary new invention–the telephone.

It all began in London, when young Alexander worked with his father, Melville Bell, who developed Visible Speech, a written system used to teach spea...

November 8, 2016

Hello America! As you head out to the polls to cast your all-important election votes, please remember to be kind. The President of the Unites States (POTUS) will change, but your family, friends, business colleagues and neighbors will not, so please be respectful when...

November 3, 2016

Another World Series is in the books. And what a game it was! Baseball fans were treated to a rare Game 7, 10th inning, right down to the nail-biting, edge-of-the-seat wire. Our hats are off to the Chicago Cubs, who are celebrating a well-deserved victory after a 108-y...

September 9, 2016

Remember the days of the-oh-so popular got milk? ad campaigns?  It sparked copycat got fill-in-the-blank question mark sayings far and wide. Got wine? Got Hamilton? Got Jesus? Got football? Everybody wanted to know what you “got” so you knew what you needed. And who ca...