Fact of the Week: August 28, 2015

The pony express only lasted for 18 months total; from April 1860 to October 1861.
Cite: http://www.nps.gov/poex/learn/historyculture/index.htm


Fact of the Week: August 10, 2015

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, that overcame legal barriers which were preventing African-American's from voting.
Cite: http://www.history.com/topics/black-history/voting-rights-act


Fact of the Week: August 3, 2015

Queen Victoria started the white wedding dress trend in 1840 when she married Prince Albert. She met criticism for the dress, not just due to the color, but for the lack of adornment.

Cite: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/queen-victoria-sparked-white-wedding-dress-trend-1840-180953550/?no-ist