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40-Hour Work Week

“Leisure is an indispensable ingredient in a growing consumer market because working people need to have enough free time to find uses for consumer products including automobiles.” In 1926, Henry Ford commented on Ford Motor Company becoming the first American company to adopt the five-day, 40-hour week.

Attack on Pearl Harbor

A culmination of diplomatic tensions came to a head during the early morning hours of December ... more

Origin of the Zip Code

ZIP codes have become so commonplace in today’s world you’d think they were always around. ... more

Statue of Liberty

America’s most emblematic symbol was the idea of a Frenchman named Edouard Laboulaye. He proposed ... more
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