Fourth of July
Fourth of July

Independence Day was first celebrated during the American Revolution. It’s been America’s most important patriotic holiday ever since. Read about the history of the holiday and find facts, stats, trivia, and more.

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Gone with the Wind
Eighty years ago, Margaret Mitchell's Gone with the Wind was published. Celebrate by reading the classic, or check out Infoplease's Summer Reading List.
Dolly the Sheep
Twenty years ago, Dolly, the first sheep cloned from adult cells, was born. Read about the history, science, and ethics of cloning.
Top 10 Lists
Check out Infoplease’s collection of Top 10 lists and see which states are the most dangerous, the top honeymoon destinations, the most popular names, and more.
Facts on Fireworks
Barium salts are the secret behind green fireworks. Find more fireworks facts in our brief history of the world's favorite explosives.

Have Your Say

Which fabulous ice cream concoction would you like to be served? (And preferably, RIGHT NOW!)

  • Pick choice 1 Banana Split
  • Pick choice 2 A huge ice cream cone with candy bars smooshed
  • Pick choice 3 Hot Fudge Sundae
  • Pick choice 4 Butterscotch Sundae
  • Pick choice 5 A huge slice of ice cream cake
  • Pick choice 6 A deluxe milkshake
  • Pick choice 7 A big brownie heaped with ice cream
  • Pick choice 8 Just a single scoop of vanilla for me, thanks

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