Did You Know?

Did You Know? – Stonehenge

Stonehenge is perhaps one of the most peculiar sites in existence today. Image a large circle of rocks that no one knows exactly what it’s…


Did You Know?: Earth Day

Living in a time where there is great concern for the environment, there is always discussion about global warming, recycling, and pollution. People are now…


Did You Know? – Alcatraz Prison

Alcatraz Island can be found in California’s San Francisco Bay, and it is the location of the federal prison that is known to have once…


Did You Know? – Great Wall of China

Known as the only manmade structure that is visible from the moon, the Great Wall of China is one of the world’s most impressive architectural…


Did You Know? – Mount Rushmore

What do U.S. Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common? There are probably many things that link these…


Did You Know? – The Gold Rush

Imagine digging in the base of a river when you suddenly come across something shiny in the water. Could it be what you think it…


Did You Know? – Pompeii

Imagine an unknown city. One day it’s there, and the next it’s buried under volcanic ash for 2,000 years until someone discoveres it again. Such…



Did You Know? – Prohibition

Since last week’s “Did You Know” focused on Al Capone and the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, I thought that it would be interesting to learn…



Did You Know? – The Grand Canyon

When planning to see all of the fantastic sites in this country on a cross country trip, there is always one destination that everyone makes…



Did You Know? – 2012

Now that 2012 is final here, there are many things to look forward to during the coming year. There will be marriages, births, birthdays, graduations,…


Did You Know? – Flag Day

June 14 of every year is officially known as Flag Day, a holiday commemorating the anniversary of the 1777 adoption of the U.S. flag. This…


Did You Know? – Pearl Harbor

December 7 marks the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, the day in 1941 when hundreds of Japanese fighter planes attacked the American naval base near Honolulu,…




Did You Know? – The Spartans

  The Spartans, a recent popular topic and culture for movies and spoofs, have created interest in the warrior society of ancient Greece that reached…


Did You Know? – UFOs

  It’s a bird; it’s a plane. It’s an unidentified flying object? Unidentified flying objects, most commonly known in popular culture as UFOs, refer to…


Did You Know? – NASA – Part 2

As we all know, the success of the space program did not end with the Apollo missions. In fact, after the success of the Apollo…


Did You Know? – NASA – Part 1

This summer, Americans were able to witness the ending of an era. After 30 years of discovery, the final space shuttle mission ended on July…


Did You Know? – Connecticut

  As college students here at the University of New Haven, we make up a vast collection of students from all over the country. Only…


Did You Know? – Ramadan and Id al-Fitr

With Islam being the world’s second largest religion after Christianity, it is important to learn and understand different religions throughout the world. More than one…



Did You Know? – Indy 500

  After doing a “Did You Know” article on Memorial Day, it was only natural to write about another event that happens on the same…


Did You Know – Memorial Day

Once school ends for those of us in college and summer begins early during the middle of May, the first holiday we look forward to,…



Did You Know? – Passover

This past weekend, many Christians celebrated Easter. Additionally, one of the Jewish religion’s most sacred and widely observed holidays was observed this week as well….



Did You Know? – Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras dates back thousands of years to pagan spring and fertility rites. Today it is a Christian holiday and popular cultural phenomenon. Also known…


Did You Know – The Pony Express

April 3, 2011 marked the 151st anniversary of the Pony Express. On this day in 1860, the first Pony Express mail traveled by horse and…


Did You Know? – The Eiffel Tower

This Thursday, March 31, will mark the 122 anniversary of the dedication of the Eiffel Tower in Paris on March 31, 1889. The ceremony was…


Did You Know? – St. Patrick

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated on March 17, and it is the religious feast day and the anniversary of the death of St. Patrick in…





Did You Know – Queen Elizabeth II

February 6, 2011 marked the 59th anniversary of the day that Elizabeth II became queen on February 6, 1952. This is not to be confused…


Did You Know? – Mohandas Gandhi

Wenever anyone mentions Gandhi, the one thing that comes to mind was his nonviolent philosophy or passive resistance. Known to many followers as Mahatma, this…


Did You Know? – The Challenger

This Friday, January 28, is the twenty-fifth anniversary of the shuttle orbiter Challenger which broke up 73 seconds after liftoff, bringing a devastating end to…


Did You Know – Santa Claus

As children, the one thing we looked forward to during Christmas was the arrival of one person who snuck into our houses late at night,…