Today in History
Today is Tuesday, May 24, the 144th day of 2022. There are 221 days left in the year.
The achievements of George Washington Carver, the 19th century scientist credited with hundreds of inventions, including 300 uses for peanuts, have landed him in American history textbooks.
But many other agricultural practices, innovations and foods that traveled with enslaved people from West Africa — or were developed by their descendants — remain unsung, despite having revolutionized the way we eat, farm and garden.
ATLANTIC, Iowa (AP) — School officials in southwestern Iowa have said they don’t know if classes will be able to begin as planned on Aug. 23 following a fire that damaged Atlantic Middle School.
The school’s roof caught fire Tuesday afternoon, television station WOI reported.
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Every day at 5 p.m., no matter what Dr. Debra Schwinn is doing, Palm Beach Atlantic University's new president jumps on a Zoom call — not with faculty or donors, but with students in isolation due to the coronavirus...