The United States military uses the term D-day as a start date for field operations. There are many D-day dates in history but the most famous is the one that occurred on June 6, 1944. More » History Modern History World War 2

Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day was made official by the national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, General John Logan, on May 5, 1868. It was initially declared as a day of remembrance for the ... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays

Valentine's Day is a globally popular holiday full of roses, candlelight and romance. But what does it really signify, and where did it come from? Read on to learn more. More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays Valentines Day
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