Annie Oakley, with rifle raised to aim and shoot

American Experience: "Annie Oakley"

As part of the Wild West collection on the American Experience, Annie Oakley returns on Jan. 31. She was the toast of Victorian London, New York, and Paris. She excelled in a man's world by doing what she loved, and won fame and fortune as the little lady from Ohio who never missed a shot.

What So Proudly We Hail: The Meaning of America Curriculum

Through the use of stories, speeches, and songs, this site seeks to educate hearts and minds about American ideals, American identity and national character, and the virtues and aspirations of our civic life. A ten lesson curriculum is included which covers the following topics: National Identity and Why It Matters, Freedom and Individuality, Equality, Enterprise and Commerce, Freedom and Religion, Law Abidingness, Self Command, Courage and Self-Sacrifice, and Compassion.

Joseph Stalin born

Main Subject Areas: 
Event Date: 
Repeats every year until Tue Dec 18 2035 .
December 18, 2011
December 18, 2012
December 18, 2013
December 18, 2014
December 18, 2015
December 18, 2016
December 18, 2017
December 18, 2018
December 18, 2019
December 18, 2020
December 18, 2021
December 18, 2022
December 18, 2023
December 18, 2024
December 18, 2025
December 18, 2026
December 18, 2027
December 18, 2028
December 18, 2029
December 18, 2030
December 18, 2031
December 18, 2032
December 18, 2033
December 18, 2034
December 18, 2035
Event Date Display: 
December 18, 1878

Prohibition repealed

Main Subject Areas: 
Event Date: 
Repeats every year until Wed Dec 05 2035 .
December 5, 2011
December 5, 2012
December 5, 2013
December 5, 2014
December 5, 2015
December 5, 2016
December 5, 2017
December 5, 2018
December 5, 2019
December 5, 2020
December 5, 2021
December 5, 2022
December 5, 2023
December 5, 2024
December 5, 2025
December 5, 2026
December 5, 2027
December 5, 2028
December 5, 2029
December 5, 2030
December 5, 2031
December 5, 2032
December 5, 2033
December 5, 2034
December 5, 2035
Event Date Display: 
December 5, 1933

Temperance advocate Carry Nation born

Main Subject Areas: 
Event Date: 
Repeats every year until Sun Nov 25 2035 .
November 25, 2011
November 25, 2012
November 25, 2013
November 25, 2014
November 25, 2015
November 25, 2016
November 25, 2017
November 25, 2018
November 25, 2019
November 25, 2020
November 25, 2021
November 25, 2022
November 25, 2023
November 25, 2024
November 25, 2025
November 25, 2026
November 25, 2027
November 25, 2028
November 25, 2029
November 25, 2030
November 25, 2031
November 25, 2032
November 25, 2033
November 25, 2034
November 25, 2035
Event Date Display: 
November 25, 1846
Gudea of Lagash, ca. 2012 BCE

World History for Us All

World History for Us All is a powerful, innovative model curriculum for teaching world history in middle and high schools.

Reporting America at War banner

Reporting America at War

The NEH-funded film by Stephen Ives, Reporting America at War, explores the role of American journalists from San Juan Hill to the beaches of Normandy, from the jungles of Vietnam to the Persian Gulf in a the three-hour documentary.

U.S. Buys Alaska from Russia

Event Date: 
Repeats every year until Thu Oct 18 2035 .
October 18, 2012
October 18, 2013
October 18, 2014
October 18, 2015
October 18, 2016
October 18, 2017
October 18, 2018
October 18, 2019
October 18, 2020
October 18, 2021
October 18, 2022
October 18, 2023
October 18, 2024
October 18, 2025
October 18, 2026
October 18, 2027
October 18, 2028
October 18, 2029
October 18, 2030
October 18, 2031
October 18, 2032
October 18, 2033
October 18, 2034
October 18, 2035
Event Date Display: 
October 18, 1867
Icon of artifact from website

Alaska History and Cultural Studies

Alaska's History and Cultural Studies provides students, teachers and others access to a rich source of facts and viewpoints about Alaska and its history. Six units cover important themes and historical periods with stories of the people, photographs, maps, oral history, letters, and other primary resources.

George Gershwin’s “Porgy & Bess” opens on Broadway

Event Date: 
Repeats every year until Wed Oct 10 2035 .
October 10, 2011
October 10, 2012
October 10, 2013
October 10, 2014
October 10, 2015
October 10, 2016
October 10, 2017
October 10, 2018
October 10, 2019
October 10, 2020
October 10, 2021
October 10, 2022
October 10, 2023
October 10, 2024
October 10, 2025
October 10, 2026
October 10, 2027
October 10, 2028
October 10, 2029
October 10, 2030
October 10, 2031
October 10, 2032
October 10, 2033
October 10, 2034
October 10, 2035
Event Date Display: 
October 10, 1935