Wednesday, 4 October 2017 Highlights of this day in history: Sputnik, the first man-made satellite, is launched into orbit; U.S. Blackhawk helicopters shot down in Somalia; Silent movie comedy star Buster Keaton born; Rock singer Janis Joplin dies of drug overdose. (Oct. 4)
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and other regional leaders have signed a declaration of independence from Spain after his long awaited speech before Catalonia’s parliament. But the move will not be implemented immediately allowing for talks with the national government in Madrid. The symbolic...
Yesterday the Senate voted to allow babies on the chamber floor. Just one day later Tammy Duckworth made history by bringing her newborn with her to vote. Duckworth thought she might be the deciding.. Source: Wochit News -
Thursday is National High Five Day, celebrating one of the most ubiquitous hand gestures in the world. While plenty of people have high-fived before, few know the high five's surprising history. There.. Source: Wochit -
Amazon and Best Buy are teaming up to sell smart TVs powered by Amazon’s Fire TV operating system. The actual hardware will be provided by Toshiba, as well as Best Buy’s own brand, Insignia... Source: Wochit -
Happy Friday! The 13th. While you avoid all those black cats here's a few freaky facts about this infamous date: The fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia. While nobody is exactly.. Source: Rated Red - Production -
Emancipation Day is one of the most important holidays in American history, but not everyone knows why it's celebrated. Here's a look at how the pivotal holiday came to be, and why it's recognized.. Source: The New Yorker -