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Secretary Clinton Marks 20 Years of Gay Diplomats Openly Serving

Secretary Clinton Marks 20 Years of Gay Diplomats Openly Serving

AAMIR QURESHI/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Secretary Clinton paid tribute to the State Department’s lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender employees at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Gays and Lesbians in Foreign Affairs Agencies (GLI…

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Paintings Turn 500

Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel Paintings Turn 500

Franco Origlia/Getty Images(VATICAN CITY) — Five hundred years ago, Michelangelo put down his brush — his masterpiece in the Sistine Chapel completed. The great master had toiled for years and years, and to this day, his efforts are still on display …

Burger King Celebrates 55th Anniversary of the Whopper

Burger King Celebrates 55th Anniversary of the Whopper

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Burger King is celebrating the 55th anniversary of one of its most popular items: the Whopper.  The restaurant chain has introduced a limited-time menu featuring two new whopper sandwiches and sweet potato cur…

Obamas to Mark 20th Anniversary Before Debate

Obamas to Mark 20th Anniversary Before Debate

Official White House Photo by Pete Souza(DENVER) — As the clock ticks down to Wednesday night’s debate, President Obama will enjoy some downtime at his local hotel and the first opportunity to see his wife Michelle on their 20th wedding annivers…

Occupy Wall Street: 25 Arrests Made as Movement Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary

Occupy Wall Street: 25 Arrests Made as Movement Celebrates 1-Year Anniversary

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A protest in New York City’s financial district is planned for Monday to mark the 1-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, a movement against corporate greed that spawned tent cities of protesters around the glo…

"M*A*S*H" Celebrates 40th Anniversary Monday

"M*A*S*H" Celebrates 40th Anniversary Monday

CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The classic TV series M*A*S*H celebrates its 40th anniversary on Monday.Inspired by the 1970 Robert Altman film of the same name, M*A*S*H premiered September 17, 1972 and followed the staff of a hospital in …

"M*A*S*H" Celebrates 40th Anniversary Monday

"M*A*S*H" Celebrates 40th Anniversary Monday

CBS Photo Archive/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The classic TV series M*A*S*H celebrates its 40th anniversary on Monday.Inspired by the 1970 Robert Altman film of the same name, M*A*S*H premiered September 17, 1972 and followed the staff of a hospital in …

Twitter 6th Anniversary: How Mentions, Hashtags, and Retweets Came To Be

Twitter 6th Anniversary: How Mentions, Hashtags, and Retweets Came To Be

SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — We know what you are thinking: Wait, didn’t Twitter just celebrate its sixth birthday? How is it now celebrating its anniversary? Well, on March 21, 2006, Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey sent out the first tweet …

Obamas to Celebrate Memorial Day Honoring Soldiers on Vietnam War 50th Anniversary

Obamas to Celebrate Memorial Day Honoring Soldiers on Vietnam War 50th Anniversary

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — This Memorial Day, the Obamas and the Bidens plan to celebrate the holiday in an event at the Arlington National Cemetery, where they will honor those who fought in the Vietnam War. “This month, we…

NYC Increases Security Amidst Concerns of Body Bombs on Osama Anniversary

NYC Increases Security Amidst Concerns of Body Bombs on Osama Anniversary

Saudi fugitive Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri. (Saudi Interior Ministry/Landov)(NEW YORK) — As officials in the U.S. and overseas are stepping up airport security fearing terrorists could use a “body bomb” to target a U.S.-bound plane on the anniversary of t…

Bin Laden Anniversary Triggers Law Enforcement Surge

Bin Laden Anniversary Triggers Law Enforcement Surge

MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — While U.S. officials say publicly there is no specific threat of a terror attack, behind the scenes law enforcement officials tell ABC News there are plans for a major security surge at airports and transp…

Columbine Anniversary: Student Film Aims to Help Still-Suffering Victims

Columbine Anniversary: Student Film Aims to Help Still-Suffering Victims

MARK LEFFINGWELL/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Thirteen years ago on Friday, Sam Granillo, a Littleton, Colo., high school junior, was eating a peanut butter and jelly sandwich in his school’s cafeteria when two students unleashed a deadly attack that …

"The Godfather" Celebrates 40th Anniversary

"The Godfather" Celebrates 40th Anniversary

Paramount/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Thursday marks the 40th anniversary of the release of what many consider to be one of the greatest films ever made: The Godfather.Based on the book of the same name by author Mario Puzo, the film starred Marlon Brand…

Girl Scouts Turn 100 Years Old

Girl Scouts Turn 100 Years Old

Giuliana Nakashima/The Washington Post/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Girl Scouts officially turn 100 years old Monday.On March 12, 1912, Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout troop in Savannah, Ga.  Low founded the Girl Scouts after m…

Japan Stands Still to Mark Earthquake, Tsunami a Year Later

Japan Stands Still to Mark Earthquake, Tsunami a Year Later

Chris McGrath/Getty Images(TOKYO) — A moment of silence on Sunday marked one year since a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami battered Japan’s northeast coast, and triggered the worst nuclear disaster since Chernobyl.Sirens blared across Japan a…

John Belushi Remembered on 30th Anniversary of His Death

John Belushi Remembered on 30th Anniversary of His Death

Ron Galella/WireImage(NEW YORK) — Monday marks the 30th anniversary of legendary comedic actor John Belushi’s death.  He was found dead on March 5, 1982, from an accidental drug overdose.  Belushi, the brother of Jim Belushi, was 33 years ol…

Gabrielle Giffords: Tucson Marks First Anniversary of Shooting

Gabrielle Giffords: Tucson Marks First Anniversary of Shooting

Tom Willett/Getty Images(TUCSON) — Bells will ring 19 times Sunday morning, once for each victim of the Tucson shooting that happened one year ago, ushering in an emotional day of remembrance that will culminate this evening in a candlelight vigil att…

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