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It’s a total eclipse of the facts…when it comes to superstitious beliefs! In case you haven’t heard, there’s a total solar eclipse coming up. On Monday, August 21 the path of the total eclipse will darken skies over several states … Continue reading

March is often associated with the holiday, St. Patrick’s Day. This holiday was first celebrated in the U.S. on March 17, 1737, honoring the Irish patron saint, St. Patrick. The holiday was organized by the Charitable Irish Society of Boston … Continue reading

This month in history: February 1878 Western mining interests and farmers strongly supported the Bland-Allison Act, providing a return to the minting of silver coins.

Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. It was originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington, it is still officially called “Washington’s Birthday” by the federal government.

Brief Bio of the Christmas Tree: A Christmas tree is a decorated tree, usually an evergreen conifer such as spruce, pine or fir, traditionally associated with the celebration of Christmas. The tree was traditionally decorated with edibles such as apples, nuts or other foods. In the 18th century, it began to … Continue reading