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The International Morse Code

On this day in 1791, Samuel Morse, the American inventor and painter, and co-inventor of the Morse code was born. 

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The Big Apple

New York City has been called many things—“The Great American Melting Pot,” “Gotham,” “The City that Never Sleeps”—but its most famous nickname is “The Big Apple.” But where did this moniker come from?

Halloween

On October 31st, we celebrate Halloween, a combination of pagan and Christian celebrations intertwined in a fascinating way. Ghosts, witches, and fairies are believed to be very active on this day.

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American Symbols

Most Americans share a belief in democracy and freedom as well as pride in the historic places and monuments that symbolize these beliefs.

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Independence Day:

The Fourth of July

One of the most celebrated events in the United States, the Fourth of July, marks the day that the Continental Congress adopted the Declaration of Independence, on July 4, 1776, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Thanksgiving Day: Fourth Thursday in November

Each year, Americans celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday on the fourth Thursday of November.