Eye-opening statistics that will make you think twice before heading for the garbage can.
Earth Day was celebrated for the first time on April 22, 1970. In that inaugural year, 20 million people participated in the United States. Today, it is projected that more then 1 billion people in 180 countries will celebrate Earth Day.
Martin Luther King changed the course of American history, but were you aware of these fascinating facts?
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, here are 10 things you may not know about the lauded civil rights leader who changed history: 1. Martin Luther King Jr. was christened Michael King Jr. When his father became pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church in 1931, he adopted the name Martin Luther King Sr. — in honor of Protestant leader Martin Luther — and his son followed suit. However, King never legally changed his name. 2. The first assassination attempt on King was made in 1958 when a mentally ill woman named Izola Curry stabbed him in the chest with a steel letter opener while he was signing books at a Harlem department store. The knife wound was so close to his aorta that doctors said a sneeze could have killed him. 3. King skipped the ninth …