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Here's a look at the customs, traditions, and etiquette of wedding rituals—then and now.

Many of our readers ask about U.S. flag rules and regulationsOn June 22, 1942, Congress passed a joint resolution, later amended on December 22, 1942, that encompassed what has come to be known as the U.S....

While the Mother's Day that we celebrate on the second Sunday in May is a fairly recent development, the basic idea goes back to ancient mythology—to the long ago civilizations of the Greeks and Romans.

What is the origin of the calendar months' names? Read on.

The animal designations of the Chinese zodiac follow a 12-year cycle and are always used in the same sequence.

Here are the astronomical reasons for the seasons from The Old Farmer's Almanac. (Remember, astronomy is at the core of any almanac which is a "calendar of the heavens."

Native Americans used cornhusks to make spiritual messenger dolls. Early settlers in the Colonies painted faces on cornhusk dolls and made them into toys.

Alaska's "Good Friday" Earthquake

At 10:36 p.m., March 27, 1964 one hour and ten minutes after the full of the moon which was crossing the Equator from the northern hemisphere to the southern (a time of heavy earthquake probability), Anchorage and other cities of Alaska...


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