Today in History – April 18, 1775 – The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere

On April 18, 1775, Paul Revere, a Boston silversmith embarked on his legendary journey from Charleston to Lexington, Mass., warning colonists that the British were coming. After the Boston Tea Party the British authorities closed Boston Harbor and regular Army British soldiers...
Posted On Apr 20 2016

History – Did You Know?

Did you know? Our Country’s 30th Vice President, Charles Gates Dawes, has the distinction of being not only a banker and politician prior to assuming the role of Calvin Coolidge’s VP, but also a hit music composer. He enjoyed playing the piano and composing music, and...
Posted On Feb 28 2016

Today in History – The Wounded Knee Massacre, December 29, 1890 by Von Howze (Research Editor)

On December 29, 1890, the Wounded Knee Massacre occurred near Wounded Knee Creek on the Lakota Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. On the day before, a detachment of the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment commanded by Major Samuel M. Whitside intercepted Spotted Elk’s...
Posted On Jan 09 2016

TODAY IN HISTORY: First American Astronauts Walk on the Moon

On this day in 1969, at 10:56 p.m. EDT, American astronaut Neil Armstrong, 240,000 miles from Earth, speaks these words to more than a billion people listening at home: “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” Stepping off the lunar landing...
Posted On Jul 20 2015

ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY: George Washington Took Oath of Office

On this day in 1789, George Washington took the oath as the first president of the United States. The oath was administered by Robert R. Livingston, the Chancellor of New York, on a second floor balcony of Federal Hall, above a crowd assembled in the streets to witness this...
Posted On May 01 2015

On This Day In History: April 24th 1800 Library of Congress

On this day in 1800, the Library of Congress was established by an act of Congress when President John Adams signed a bill providing for the transfer of the seat of government from Philadelphia to the new capital city of Washington. The legislation described a reference library...
Posted On Apr 23 2015

March 19th, 1918: 21 year old U.S. Pilot Honored

On this day in 1918, Ensign Stephen Potter, flying a British F2A flying boat becomes the 1st US pilot to shoot down a German seaplane. Ensign Stephen Potter, USN (26 December 1896 – 25 April 1918) was a United States Navy officer and earlyNaval Aviator, who was killed in action...
Posted On Mar 19 2015
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