posted by Charles Cron
Bastille Day was not recognized as a national holiday in France until 1880, 91 years after the storming of the Bastille.
Due to July 4th falling on a Sunday, the Independence Day holiday of 1779 was celebrated on Monday, July 5th instead.
95% of the horses that raced in the 2012 Kentucky Derby had the thoroughbred Mr. Prospector in their pedigree (and of those who did 55% had him in their pedigree more than once.)
Jimmy Carter is the only U.S. president to have completed at least one full term in office without making a nomination to the Supreme Court during his presidency.
Alabama uniquely observes Presidents Day as “Washington and Jefferson Day” even though Thomas Jefferson’s birthday is on April 13th.
According to the Behavorial Insights Team of the British goverment 90% of UK citizens pay their annual income taxes on time.