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Origin of the Zip Code

ZIP codes have become so commonplace in today’s world you’d think they were always around. But it wasn’t until sorting mail by hand became too cumbersome that the Zone Improvement Plan, or ZIP for short, came into existence. It helped streamline mail traffic, and on July 1, 1963, cities nationwide all had their own five digit code.

Mt. Vesuvius & a City Preserved in Time

After Mt. Vesuvius erupted on August 24, 79 A.D., Pompeii, Italy, has provided an eerie look ... more

Malcolm X

“It's a problem of human rights. It's a problem of recognizing and respecting the 22 million ... more

Pledge of Allegiance

It was October 12, 1892, when Americans first stood and said the “Pledge of Allegiance”. ... more
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