Month: August 2016

  • Election Special: Third Parties

    The American political system is dominated by two major parties, the Democrats on the left, and the Republicans on the right. However other parties have a long history of affecting the outcome of elections and changing the priorities of the major parties. Today, we’ll look at the history of so-called third parties in the United […]

  • Cable Cars: A San Francisco Icon

    On this date in 1873, the first cable car in San Francisco began operating. Here are some things you may not have known about the Bay Area icon. San Francisco’s first cable car system ran along Clay Street from Kearny Street to Leavenworth Street. One of the main reasons for building the system was to […]

  • MTV: Music on Television? That’ll Never Work

    With the song “Video Killed the Radio Star” by The Buggles, MTV went on the air for the first time 35 years ago today. Here are some things you may not have known about MTV. MTV billed itself as the first 24-hour music channel, however it was not the first to experiment with music videos. In 1970, […]