Holidays, birthdays, historic events...

June 30

  • Tunguska Blast site The Tunguska Blast

    A massive explosion occurred in Siberia, near the Podkamennaya Tunguska River. It was likely caused by a meteor over 100 feet across exploding 4-6 miles above the ground.

  • Battle of Gettysburg The Battle of Gettysburg

    The battle near Gettysburg, Pennsylvania ended the only major invasion the Union during the America Civil War and is considered by many historians as a turning point of the conflict.

July 3

July 24

  • Machu Picchu Machu Picchu 'rediscovered'

    American explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon the ruins of the Incan city of Machu Picchu, in Peru.

August 1

  • Gail Gibbons Gail Gibbons

    Gail Gibbons writes and illustrates picture books for children, most of which are non-fiction books that examine and/or explain a wide variety things.

August 7

  • Matthew Henson Matthew Alexander Henson

    As trail breaker for the Robert Peary Expedition, Henson was one of the first men, if not the first man, to stand on the Earth's north pole. 

August 9

  • A starfield Perseid Meteor Shower

    People have observed the "shooting stars" of the annual Perseid meteor shower for more than 2000 years.

August 20

  • Charlie Parker Charles "Charlie" Parker, Jr.

    Charlie Parker was an American jazz saxophonist and composer. He was one of the most influential improvising soloists in jazz.

August 23

August 28