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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
bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.