| Share
 
Earth Day
Earth Day

Earth Day is observed on April 22. Find conservation tips, facts about the environment, the history of the environmental movement, and more.

View More

Most Popular

100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
Turkey and other countries still refuse to acknowledge a genocide occurred in Armenia in 1915. Learn about what is widely considered the first genocide of the 20th century.
The Loch Ness Monster
Today's Google Doodle features the search for Nessie, Scotland's elusive underwater monster. Read about this legendary creature.
Shakespeare Primer
The Bard was born on April 23, 1564. Learn about his life and work, and read the full text of his plays and poetry.
National Poetry Month
April is National Poetry Month. Find biographies of famous poets, poetry collections, a Shakespeare primer, and more.

Have Your Say

Which branch of government do you currently have the most respect for?

  • Pick choice 1 The Executive Branch
  • Pick choice 2 The Judicial Branch
  • Pick choice 3 The Legislative Branch
  • Pick choice 4 The "Fourth Branch"—the Media
  • Pick choice 5 None of the Above

Infoplease Sources

Almanacs
A vast compendium of statistics and up-to-date facts and figures, on everything you need to know.

Atlas
An atlas featuring maps and detailed profiles of all 193 countries and the 50 U.S. states.

Dictionary
An unabridged dictionary from aalii to zymurgy, including a pronunciation guide.

Encyclopedia
A current and comprehensive encyclopedia covering all the major branches of knowledge from astrophysics to Zimbabwe.

Biographies

Click to read today's biography

Biography of the day

Sylvia Plath
1932–1963

Search Biographies . . .
More than 30,000 biographies, from Mother Teresa to Mussolini, Tiger Woods to Wordsworth.

Just For Fun

Quiz: Famous Quotations by Women

Top Ten: Tall Falls

Fact Monster: Kids' references, games, quizzes

Weekly Crossword: Pets

Infoplease's Games for Grownups: Sudoku, Solitaire, Hangman, and more