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Cinco de Mayo, "the fifth of May," is pronounced siŋ-kō-də-ˈmī-ō—it's not like the spread you put on your sandwich. It commemorates an unlikely victory for a Mexican army over the powerful invading French army in 1862, though Mexico ultimately lost the war.

Last week, the shrine that houses the traditional site of Jesus' burial was worked on for conservation efforts, and his alleged tomb site opened for the first time in centuries. Read these Seven Quick Facts about Jesus' tomb.

Get the scoop on the meaning of Epiphany and the visit of the magi from this installation in the Seven Quick Facts series.

Billy Graham's legacy centers on his passion for evangelism which led to his renown crusades and revivals. Read seven quick facts on our blog today.

Same-sex marriage has quickly become the presenting moral issue that divides our culture. The US Supreme Court will soon offer a ruling on whether or not states can ban gay marriage. Read up on 7 facts related to gay marriage in today's article by Andrew Dragos.

What are the origins of Christmas? What are the facts about the nativity story? Where did the Christmas tree come from? How did the tradition of Santa Claus come about? In today's article, Andrew Dragos shares 7 quick facts about Christmas to help us get the story straight.

We all know the textbook stories of America's founding history, but what about the less-known and less-celebrated parts? Read today's entry for our Seven Quick Facts series to learn more about colonial America.

What happened on September 11, 2001? Read these seven quick facts to get a refresher on some of the basic lasting impacts of when the US was hit by a gross act of terrorism.

What is the European Union, and why did the UK vote to leave it? Read these seven quick facts to get yourself oriented to the European Union and its reason for existence.

Muhammad Ali, one of the last century's most celebrated athletes turned activist, died on June 3, 2016. Read seven quick facts about his life from Andrew Dragos.

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