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On July 2, 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signs into law the historic Civil Rights Act, which prohibited racial discrimination in employment and education and outlawed racial segregation in public places such as schools, buses, parks and swimming pools. It would help pave the way for the Voting Rights Act of 1965. more
On June 26, 1956, the U.S. Congress approves the Federal Highway Act, which allocates more than $30 billion for the construction of some 41,000 miles of interstate highways, the largest public construction project in U.S. history to that date. more
On June 19, 1970, Carole King earned her first No. 1 single as a performer with the double-sided hit "It's Too Late/I Feel the Earth Move." King began her music career when she co-wrote the Shirelles' hit "Will You Love Me Tomorrow" in 1960. more
Low interest rates, a strong economy and the turn of the seasons are all causing the real estate market to heat up. More homes on the market bring more competition to buy the inventory that is out … more
What child doesn’t love to create art using colorful pencils, paper and pots of paint? As they grow, watch their enthusiasm blossom while they develop new techniques and get inspired by one another … more
You’ve no doubt noticed that part of your Medicare card number is your Social Security number. That’s finally going to change. The push to get Social Security numbers off Medicare cards … more
Q: I am thinking of switching to raised garden beds this year. Do you have any recommendations on how to improve my soil? It is mainly field dirt and I noticed nothing really grew well last year. I … more
Each year, travelers from the United States head to popular destinations. And while many have Zika on their mind while traveling, and are aware of the need to bring sunscreen, bug repellent and other … more
Summer is here and your lawn is a source of pride. However, it can also be a source of hard work, sweat and even frustration. So ask yourself this question: Would you be interested in maintaining … more
On June 14, 1777, during the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopts a resolution stating that "the flag of the United States be 13 alternate stripes red and white" and that "the Union be 13 stars, white in a blue field." The "Stars and Stripes" are commemorated every June 14 on Flag Day. more
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