Where did Mother's Day come from? -Anna Jarvis

Where did Mother’s Day come from?

Mother’s Day was created by Anna Jarvis to honor her mother in 1908, although she became disgusted with the commercialization of the day and...
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Is Chevy Chase, Maryland named after actor Chevy Chase?

No, Chevy Chase, Maryland is not named after actor Chevy Chase. It's actually the other way around. Chevy Chase was born named Cornelius Crane...
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Why are there swirling red, white, and blue poles outside of barbershops?

The red, white, and blue on the barber pole represent blood, bandages, and veins respectively. This odd representation has its origins in the Bronze...
Palace of Westminster and Parliament

What is the difference between the United Kingdom, England, Great Britain, and Britain?

I'm going to start off using high-level terms and get more specific as the post goes on. I'll also be using the terms island,...
Valentines Day

Why is it called Valentine’s Day?

The origins of Valentine’s Day are shrouded in mystery. What is known is that February has historically been celebrated as a month of romance...

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