1 day ago · Though no longer at the geographic center of the federal district, the Capitol forms the origin point for the district's street-numbering system and the district's four quadrants. The original building was completed in 1800. It was partly destroyed in the 1814 burning of Washington, then was fully restored within five years.
1 day ago · The United States Air Force (USAF) is the air service branch of the United States Armed Forces.It is one of the eight U.S. uniformed services.Initially formed as a part of the United States Army on 1 August 1907, the USAF was established as a separate branch of the U.S. Armed Forces on 18 September 1947 with the passing of the National Security Act of 1947.
1 day ago · Minimum wage legislation emerged at the end of the nineteenth century from the desire to end sweated labor which had developed in the wake of industrialization. Sweatshops employed large numbers of women and young workers, paying them what were considered nonliving wages that did not allow workers to afford the necessaries of life.
1 day ago · Etymology and terminology. Prius is a Latin word meaning "first", "original", "superior" or "to go before".. In February 2011, Toyota USA asked the US public to decide on what the most proper plural form of Prius should be, with choices including Prien, Prii, Prium, Prius, or Priuses.
1 day ago · Fiona Apple McAfee-Maggart (born September 13, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter. Apple is an eleven-time Grammy Award nominee and one-time winner whose albums have reached the top fifteen on the U.S. chart in four consecutive decades.
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