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Benjamin Franklin’s Bright Idea

Often taken for granted in today’s modern world, electricity lights up our lives and provides us endless possibilities and advantages. And it’s all thanks to one of our founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin, who had the bright idea to fly a kite in the midst of a lightning storm on June 15, 1752.

First Open-Heart Surgery

Dr. Daniel Hale Williams was one of the few African-American surgeons of the early 1890s. He ... more

Retrospectacle: Lava Lamps

The vibrant color and mesmerizing motion of the lava lamp is a trademark of the 1960s. But this ... more

White House Cornerstone Laid

The cornerstone was laid on October 13, 1792, for the most famous house in the land. Standing ... more
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