Communities are celebrating the achievements of Asian and Pacific Americans.
"The rich heritage of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders spans the world and the depths of America's history."
In 1985, Philadelphia police dropped a bomb on a residential building, resulting in a massive fire that left 11 persons dead including five children.
The Kent State shootings are a long-remembered symbol of government gone amok with its power and fear of its own people.
The Pentagon commemoration omits contributions of the peace movement "on the home front" that helped bring an end to the war.
On this date in 2013, the first Moral Monday was held in Raleigh, the North Carolina state capital.
Lee Cain was a powerful orator who had toiled for years at the Dodge Main plant and was a leader of the Black Caucus of the UAW.
On this date in 1965, Washington, D.C. saw the first major demonstration against the Vietnam War.
On this date in 1990, exactly 25 years ago, a graphic designer named Dan Wilkins founded a firm called The Nth Degree.
The death toll is estimated at perhaps as many as 750,000, out of a total U.S. population of only 30 million at the time.