Space Exploration Timeline
On Oct. 4, 1957, the Soviet Union launched the first artificial satellite, Sputnik, into orbit around the earth, ushering in the Space Age and Space Race. Learn about other milestones in space exploration.
Hispanic Heritage Month
Read about Hispanic culture and traditions, and find biographies, facts and stats about Hispanic Americans in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, which is observed from Sep. 15–Oct. 15.
The "Peanuts" comic strip first appeared in newspapers on Oct. 2, 1950. Take a look at the history of comics.
Profile of Afghanistan
The Taliban has taken over a major city in Afghanistan. Read about the history of the country and find facts and stats about it.
Have Your Say
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This Day in History
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Biography of the day