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California

(Encyclopedia) California kăl˝ĭfôr´nyə, most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada and, across the Colorado River, Arizona (E), Mexico (S), and…

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1513 After Juan Ponce de León, a Spanish explorer, helped conquer what is now the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, he secured a commission to conquer and colonize the island of "Bimini", an…

Cinco de Mayo

A U.S. celebration of Mexican Heritage Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for the Fifth of May) began with a proclamation from President Benito Juárez of Mexico, but ever since it's been a mostly American…

Immigration Milestones

A Nation of Immigrants The U.S. is a nation of immigrants. The first wave of immigrants to colonial America, from England, France, Germany, and other northern European countries, were fleeing…