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Only three American cities have held the summer games since the start of the modern Olympics in 1896. Continue reading Which U.S. cities have hosted the summer Olympics?
Although George Washington’s 1781 victory at Yorktown pushed the British into peace talks, hostilities did not end there, with the final fight taking place over 8,000 miles from Virginia. Continue reading The last battle of the American Revolution wasn’t in America
Sean Connery was not the first actor to portray Ian Fleming’s iconic secret agent. Continue reading When James Bond was American
Most of New Orleans’ iconic architecture was built by another colonial power. Continue reading The French Quarter isn’t French
There could have been more behind the buccaneer accessory than a missing eye. Continue reading Why did pirates wear eye patches?
Today marks the 500th anniversary of the death of Ferdinand Magellan, who died in battle before he could complete the world’s first circumnavigation. Continue reading Magellan never sailed around the world
The top spot wasn’t claimed by Elvis Presley or Michael Jackson. Continue reading Who is the best-selling musician in American history?
While not possessing ears, the evening primrose can still detect certain sound frequencies that vibrate their petals. Continue reading The flower that can hear
The modern tradition began over 3,000 miles from the Emerald Isle. Continue reading The first parade honoring St. Patrick wasn’t in Ireland