10 Surprisingly Fun Facts About Mexico to Help Get Ready for Cinco de Mayo
They’re our neighbor to the south. We share the second largest border between two countries. We enjoy their food and celebrate their culture every year on May 5. But, what do we really know about the officially named United Mexican States?
This Day in History for May 4 – The First Grammy Awards Are Held and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1932 – Al Capone is jailed for tax evasion (More info) 1959 – The first ever Grammy Awards are held (More info)
10 Mouth-Watering Alternative Cinco de Mayo Treats
It’s May and that means that soon we’ll be celebrating our Mexican heritage, much like we all celebrate our Irish heritage in March…even when we have neither. Cinco de Mayo is a great excuse to leave work early, eat tortilla chips and drink more tequila than sanity allows, but is it starting to feel just a little bit like the same old thing?
This Day in History for May 3 – The First Spam E-mail Is Sent and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1802 – Washington, DC is granted a municipal government consisting of a mayor appointed by the president of the US, officially incorporating it as a city (More info) 1877 – Ontario, Canada’s Labatt Park, the oldest continually operating baseball grounds in the world, has its first game (More info)
This Day in History for May 2 – Osama bin Laden is Killed and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1939 – Lou Gehrig establishes a major-league baseball record by playing his 2,130th consecutive game (More info) 1945 – The Soviet Union announces the fall of Berlin during World War Two (More info)
This Day in History for May 1 – Elvis Ties the Knot and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1707 – Great Britain is formed when England and Scotland join under the Act of Union (More info) 1931– The 102-story Empire State Building opens in New York City (More info)
This Day in History for April 30 – Hitler Commits Suicide and More
Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history: 1803 – France sells the Louisiana territory and adjoining lands to the US as part of the Louisiana Purchase (More info) 1939 – Commercial television makes its official US debut, broadcasting from the Empire State Building at the New York World’s Fair (More info)
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo By Visiting One of These 10 Unbelievable Mexican Destinations
With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, we have Mexico on the brain. Perhaps this year, instead of celebrating the day with watered-down margaritas at your local Tex-Mex chain restaurant, you should start planning that trip to Mexico you’ve always talked about taking.
1940 US Census Is the First Census Available Online
If you’ve been searching for your family history, the search just got a little bit easier. For the first time ever, the results of a US census are available online and can be accessed by and shared with anyone on the internet.
Minnesota Teen Scores Prom Dates With Two Porn Stars
What do you do when all the girls you ask to prom are already planning to go with other guys? Apparently, you get on Twitter and start asking porn stars to go with you. That’s what one Minnesota teen has done.
Two Firemen Dressed in Drag Put Out Burning Car
It’s a little unusual to drive down a rural highway and see a car engulfed in flames. It’s even more unusual to see two firemen dressed in drag dousing those flames with a fire hose. And yet, that’s exactly what happened in Minnesota recently.
10 Gloriously Green St. Patrick’s Day Foods
Everyone knows that St. Patrick’s Day is the one day out of the year when we’re all Irish. And, apparently that translates into wearing anything green and silly we can get our hands on and having as much to drink as we can carry at one time. But, there’s another strange tradition that has developed in celebration of this day. We can’t explain it. Are Irish people really that into unnaturally green