The Fourth of July became a legal holiday in 1941. Ariel Skelley/Corbis
Rocky wins the Cold War in 1985.
Robert Gates testifies at his confirmation hearings before the Senate Armed Services Committee on December 5, 2006. J. Scott Applewhite/AP
“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross.’ Sinclair Lewis, It Can’t Happen Here