This Day in History
On this day in 1964, U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House. In the…
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The piña colada was born in Puerto Rico, but the identity of the bartender who first mixed up the iconic rum-based cocktail remains a point of contention.
On the 75th anniversary of the opening of the first McDonald’s, look back at the fast-food hamburger chain’s surprising origins as a barbecue joint.
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. The time-tested adage appears to be the lesson from Coca-Cola’s disastrous introduction of “New Coke” 30 years ago.
Before patriot firebrand Samuel Adams successfully brewed revolution with the Sons of Liberty, he failed in the beer business.
Was the Baby Ruth candy bar named for slugger Babe Ruth or a presidential daughter? A patent court decided the case in 1931.
For nearly 4,000 years, few foods have inspired such love and lust as that indulgent Valentine’s Day staple—chocolate.