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    Celebrating the Centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment

    Arbor Day

    Celebrating Trees!

    While you may not be able to plant a tree for Arbor Day this year, you can still learn about them. Explore the origins of the holiday and dig into some other amazing tree facts. Let’s show some love to these incredible, life-giving plants!

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    Qur'an with illuminated manuscript pages featuring ink, gold, and lapis, late 18th-early 19th century.
    Laylat al-Qadr

    Night of Power

    This Islamic festival commemorates the revelation of the Qur?ān to the Prophet Muhammad through the angel Gabriel. This year it will be most commonly observed on May 19.

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    Travel back to a time when when doing laundry was a multi-day task, the United States did not exist, and electricity was a new discovery. Digitized for our valued subscribers, we’ve curated some of the best of the original 2,500 pages, with articles and engravings.

    7 Suffragists You Should Know

    “The best protection any woman can have...is courage.”

    In 2020 Britannica is celebrating the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment’s ratification. To mark the landmark event, we highlight a few of the suffragist who led the 72-year fight to win the vote for women.

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