Cinco de Mayo
Learn why Americans celebrate and Mexicans barely notice Cinco de Mayo, or the fifth of May.
Deadliest Earthquakes on Record
About 830,000 people were killed by an earthquake in Shansi, China, in 1556. Find facts and stats about the most deadly earthquakes in history.
Profile of Nepal
A magnitude-7.8 earthquake has struck central Nepal, killing more than 6,200 people. Read about this tragedy, as well as the history of Nepal and find facts and stats about the country.
We will honor our mothers on Sunday, May 10. Read about the history of Mother's Day, check out Infoplease's list of movies to watch with mom, and more.
Have Your Say
Which branch of government do you currently have the most respect for?
This Day in History
What Does It Mean?
Biography of the day