Happy Birthday to the National Park Service
On August 25, 1916, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that established the National Park Service as an office of the Department of the Interior. See which parks have the most visitors, fun facts about the NPS, and more.
March on Washington
Read all about the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, August 28, 1963, the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation's capital, and one of the first to have extensive television coverage.
Mount Vesuvius (located near Naples, Italy) erupted on August 24, 79 A.D. Read about this fascinating and tragic disaster, and other infamous volcanoes.
Among Roman rulers, only Julius and Augustus permanently had months named after them. Find a history of this month's name.
Have Your Say
When your flight is delayed, what do you do to keep busy in the airport?
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