Remembrance Day marks the anniversary of the end of World War I on Nov. 11, 1918. Many countries around the world - including Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand - observe Remembrance Day, which takes p... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays

The Maya were one of the major early civilizations of Mesoamerica, and created a thriving civilization from around A.D. 250 to 900 that covered modern-day Guatemala, Belize and the Yucatan Peninsula. The civilization was... More » History Ancient History Ancient America

Ancient civilizations used frankincense, also known as olibanum, for its aromatic and medicinal properties, prescribing it for analgesic, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory purposes, HISTORY explains. People in Ancient Egy... More » Health Medications & Vitamins

Some fun trivia facts about Veterans Day include that: 1) Veterans Day used to be called Armistice Day as commemoration of the end of World War I in 1919; and 2) the name did not change to Veterans Day until 1954. More »

The two minutes of silence observed every Remembrance Day is meant as a time of reflection and contemplation on lives of the millions of soldiers who died in World War I. The idea for a brief silence originated in South ... More »

Mole Day is a day that is celebrated in commemoration of Avogadro's Number, which is a unit of measurement in chemistry applications. This number, which is 6.02 x 10 to the 23rd power, is celebrated annually between 6:02... More »

In the Roman Catholic Church, All Saints Day, observed on November 1 each year, is a solemn liturgical day that commemorates all of the saints in heaven, including those officially canonized by the church, unknown saints... More » Holidays & Celebrations Holidays