Originally known as"German Day," the holiday was celebrated for the first time in Philadelphia in 1883.
The American peace activist and former Roman Catholic priest, was born on this date in 1923.
Blindness is not the characteristic that defines people or their future.
Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens executed at Sing Sing prison in Ossining, N.Y. on June 19, 1953.
People living in every kind of social system viewed Reagan's "Star Wars" strategy as a barbaric escalation and provocation.
The Ferguson Commission released its long-awaited report titled "Forward Through Ferguson: A Path Toward Racial Equality."
On this day 95 years ago, in 1920, after a 72-year struggle, women in the United States won the right to vote.
On this date in 1964, a nearly $1 billion anti-poverty measure was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson.
"Black cats are still the least likely to be adopted, and they need people to give them a chance."
On this date 20 years ago, thousands demonstrated in support of journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal.