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Compass: North America

“Through travel I first became aware of the outside world; it was through travel that I found my own introspective way into becoming a part of it.”                – Eudora Welty

Explore the history, diverse cultures and traditions of the North American countries of Canada, Mexico and the United States.


2019

Unique Christmas-themed Train Ride
Hawaii Passes Law To Stem Number of AirBnBs
Grand Canyon Will Be Designated As International Dark Sky Park
TODAY IN HISTORY: Vancouver burns down (June 13, 1886)
Hawaii Allows Visitors To Purchase Medical Marijuana
TODAY IN HISTORY: Dedication of Lincoln Memorial (May 30, 1922)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Peter Minuit Buys Manhattan (May 24, 1626)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Founding of the American Red Cross (May 21, 1881)
New Rules Restrict Tour Groups Access To Certain Parts of Famous U.S. Landmarks
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Establishment of Las Vegas (May 15, 1905)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Freedom Riders take to the road (May 4, 1961)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Dedication of the Empire State Building (May 1, 1931)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Founding of the Library of Congress (April 24, 1800)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Founding of the Conch Republic (April 23, 1982)
Small California Cabin is Airbnb’s Most Popular For 10 Years
TODAY IN HISTORY: Signing of Civil Rights Act (April 11, 1968)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Robert E. Lee Surrenders (April 9, 1865)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The First Pony Express Run (April 3, 1860)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Grand Canyon becomes a National Park (Feb. 26, 1919)
California City Paying First 500 Visitors $100 During Winter Season
TODAY IN HISTORY: Abraham Lincoln is born (Feb. 12, 1809)
Elephant Seals Make Northern California Beach Their Home During Shutdown
FLY LINQ Zip Line Opens In Las Vegas For Daredevils and Enthusiasts
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Battle of New Orleans (Jan. 8, 1815)

2018

TODAY IN HISTORY: Dick Clark Rocks in the New Year (Dec. 31, 1972)
President Obama honors Wright Brothers Day, Dec. 17, 2014
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Boston Tea Party (Dec. 16, 1773)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The First African-American Governor (Dec. 09, 1872)
190 Shell-shocked Sea Turtles Found Frozen to Death along Cape Cod
TODAY IN HISTORY: The birth of an American literary icon (Nov. 30, 1835)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Gettysburg Address (Nov. 19, 1863)
Round Up: Four U.S. destinations offering affordable winter getaways
TODAY IN HISTORY: The White House (Nov. 1, 1800)
TODAY IN HISTORY: War of the Worlds radio broadcast (Oct 30, 1938)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Dedication of the Statue of Liberty and Completion of the St. Louis Arch (Oct. 28th)
TODAY IN HISTORY: New York’s Subway Opens (Oct 27, 1904)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Great Chicago Fire (Oct. 8, 1871)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Walt Disney World in Florida opens (Oct. 1, 1971)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Washington National Cathedral (Sept. 29, 1907)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The First National Monument and… (Sept. 24th)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Lewis and Clark Return and… (Sept. 23)
TODAY IN HISTORY: RMS Queen Elizabeth 2 and….. (Sept. 20, 1967)
TODAY IN HISTORY: California Becomes a State (Sept. 9, 1850)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The First Continental Congress (Sept. 5, 1774)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Founding of St. Augustine (Aug. 28, 1565)
TODAY IN HISTORY: Salem Witch Trials (Aug. 19, 1692)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Purple Heart (Aug. 7, 1782)
TODAY IN HISTORY: The Fourteenth Amendment (July 9, 1868)