Katherine Johnson (born August 25, 1918) is an African-American physicist and mathematician who worked on calculating trajectories for NASA. Her work was critical to the success of Project Mercury, the Apollo missions, and the Space Shuttle, but her story wasn’t […]
Although the federal government still calls the holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February Washington’s Birthday, most people (and many states) call it Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day began as a holiday honoring George Washington and then both Washington and […]
In 1915, historian Carter G. Woodson proposed a “Negro History Week” to honor the history and contributions of African-Americans. Nine years later, his dream became reality. Woodson chose the second week of February to pay tribute to the birthdays of […]
Australia is the only country that is both an island and a continent. It ranks as the sixth largest country (covering nearly three million square miles) and the smallest continent. I’ve never been there, have you?