Holidays, birthdays, historic events...
Four square miles of downtown Chicago was destroyed by a massive fire that burned for two days.
Eleanor Roosevelt, wife of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, was an author, activist, speaker, politician, UN ambassador, and vocal supporter of civil rights.
In the early morning on a sailor onboard the Pinta, one of three ships under the command of Christopher Columbus, spotted an island in the Bahamas.
Noah Webster was an early American educator who was instrumental in establishing an "American" approach to education. He is best remembered his An American Dictionary of the English Language.
Steven Kellogg has illustrated well over a hundred stories and has created some truly beloved picture book characters, including an independently minded Great Dane named Pinkerton.
This day celebrates one of the America’s favorite foods: the sandwich. A sandwich is a combination of edible goodies stuffed between other edibles.
John Philip Sousa was a world famous band leader who 137 marches, including the official march of the United States, "Stars an Stripes Forever."
Lois Ehlert has created and illustrated numerous children's books with bold, colorful collages.
Veterans Day is a day set aside to honor and thank veterans for their service and to show our appreciation for their sacrifices.
Robert Louis Stevenson wrote the classics Treasure Island, Kidnapped, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, among many other novels and short stories.
More than a year and a half after the expeditionary party led by Meriwether Lewis and William Clark left St. Louis, Missouri, they reached the Pacific Ocean.
Thanksgiving is an American holiday, celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. It is the travel weekend of the year as families gather together for food, fun, and other festivities.