The cornerstone of the White House was laid almost 230 years ago, on 13 October 1792. At various times in history, the White House has been known as the "President's Palace", the "President's House", and the "Executive Mansion". President Theodore Roosevelt officially gave the White House the name by which everyone knows it in 1901.
In the US and some other countries, people celebrate the delicious ice cream brand on 24 January...by eating loads of ice cream.
This year's inauguration of President Joe Biden has gone down in history not only because it took place amid an acute global situation, the coronavirus pandemic, but also due to the enormous security measures undertaken.
While many Americans are divided about the Joe Biden presidency and his swearing-in ceremony, internet users who watched the inauguration closely somehow managed to turn practically everything into a joke, spawning some fresh political memes.
This year's inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden will go down in history not only because it takes place amid an acute global situation, the coronavirus pandemic, but also due to the enormous security measures undertaken.
The eyes of many are now on Joe Biden’s running mate Kamala Harris, who is expected to meticulously navigate the complicated intersection of fashion and politics, starting from the inauguration day.
After violent pro-Trump supporters stormed US Capitol on 6 January, disrupting a Congress meeting to verify Biden's presidential win and clashing with the police – which resulted in the death of five people – the National Guard was deployed to the Capitol a week later as the House gathered to debate Trump's impeachment.
Political and social life in the United States has been turbulent of late following the 3 November presidential election, which gave Democrat Joe Biden 306 Electoral College votes against Trump's 232.
The federal death penalty was once held unconstitutional after the Supreme Court’s opinion of Furman v. Georgia in 1972. It was restored in 1988 and after the 1994 Federal Death Penalty Act, the number of offences that fall under capital punishment was expanded reaching 60.
The inauguration of the president of the United States marks the beginning of a four-year term for the newly elected head of state and, since 1937 and the ratification of the Twentieth Amendment, has almost always taken place on the 20 January. The ceremony takes place even if the president being sworn in has already served a first term.
On 6 January, thousands of Trump supporters violently besieged the Capitol in a bid to prevent Congress from certifying Joe Biden's election victory. The incident took place after Trump reiterated that he would never concede defeat and urged supporters to continue fighting to overturn the election results.
On Thursday, the US Congress certified President-elect Joe Biden’s victory in the presidential vote, just a day after Capitol Hill was stormed by supporters of President Trump. Capitol workers are now cleaning up the damages caused by the rioters and preparing it for the inauguration day.
Demonstrators gathered in Washington, DC, on 6 January as the US Congress was holding a joint session to certify US presidential election results. President Donald Trump has refused to concede defeat to Democratic candidate Joe Biden and told the crowd of supporters on Wednesday that he was “never” going to.
US Congress is holding a joint session on 6 January to count and confirm the results of the presidential election.
Republicans at present retain the balance of power in the 100-seat Senate by 52 to 48. But this could all change in the US upper chamber on Tuesday when voters in Georgia turn out in their droves to vote in the runoffs and decide which party in the chamber will have the upper hand.
Over the course of about a year, the coronavirus pandemic has claimed at least 1,855,000 lives worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University. While the disease has resulted in mass quarantines, countries around the globe have put all their efforts into finding treatments and have started producing numerous medications to stop the virus.
Assange spent nearly seven years at Ecuador's embassy in London, after former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa granted Assange political asylum in 2012. On Monday, the UK’s court decision on his legal battle against extradition to the US gave hope to Assange's supporters who had been gathering outside the court since the early morning.
On 3 January, a Trump-ordered airstrike killed Qasem Soleimani, one of the most prominent military figures in Iran, and several other members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps on the outskirts of Baghdad. The attack exacerbated the strained relations between Iran and the US, with both countries nearly entering an open conflict.
In many cultures, oxen represent a symbol of power and strength. Being an important totem in countries all around the world, the ox has been perceived as a king among animals, as well as worshiped since ancient times.
2021 celebrations around the world have been held under stringent quarantine measures - as COVID-19 case counts continue to rice in many countries.