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NASA created, 1958
On this day in 1958, the U.S. Congress passes legislation establishing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), a civilian agency responsible f…
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You might guess it’s a custom dreamed up by a modern-day, real-life Willy Wonka, but people have been chewing gum, in various forms, since ancient times.
For most American kids, it wouldn’t be Halloween without trick-or-treating for candy; however, that wasn’t always the case.
Was the Baby Ruth candy bar named for slugger Babe Ruth or a presidential daughter? A patent court decided the case in 1931.
Did you know the hugely popular popular candy got its start during World War II?
How did lamb, eggs and chocolate become part of the Easter tradition?
Day of the Dead celebrations often incorporate traditional foods, including skull-shaped candies.