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.
On August 23, 1927, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts executed two Italian immigrants for a double murder. Almost 90 years later, the case still resonates as our country continues to grapple with the issues of rights of immigrants and civil liberties.
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.
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