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NASA Celebrates Mars Pathfinder Landing Anniversary
2013-07-05 08:38:42

Independence Day not only marks the date on which America became a free nation, but also when NASA's Mars Pathfinder mission landed safely on Mars in 1997 allowing the US to stake its first claim on another planet.

2011-06-28 10:40:00

WASHINGTON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- A CAPITOL FOURTH, the live PBS broadcast of America's favorite Independence Day tradition, will feature unrivaled performances from some of the country's best-known musical names topped off by the greatest display of fireworks anywhere in the nation.

2011-02-09 09:15:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Capital Concerts is proud to announce that veteran television writer Joan Meyerson was honored Saturday, February 5, 2011, with a Writers Guild Award for outstanding achievement in writing for television.

2010-06-28 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 28 /PRNewswire/ -- This July 4, America's national Independence Day celebration will mark 30 spectacular years on air.

2010-05-13 08:00:00

Jimmy Smits Hosts All-Star Line-Up Live From the U.S.

2009-07-03 08:00:00

WASHINGTON, July 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As a special present for America's 233rd birthday, President Barack Obama will deliver a message to the nation that will air exclusively on PBS's A Capitol Fourth, America's national Independence Day celebration.

Word of the Day
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.