Lincoln’s State of the Union address

12/01/2016 0

On this day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln addresses the U.S. Congress and speaks some of his most memorable words as he discusses the Northern war effort. Lincoln used the address to present a moderate […]

FDR establishes modern Thanksgiving holiday

11/26/2016 0

President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs a bill officially establishing the fourth Thursday in November as Thanksgiving Day.The tradition of celebrating the holiday on Thursday dates back to the early history of the Plymouth and Massachusetts […]

Spinach and Gruyère Gratin

11/10/2016 0

By: The editors of Relish magazine A shower of buttery, cheesy breadcrumbs covers creamy spinach in this recipe that’s spot on for Thanksgiving. You can make the spinach mixture and the crumb mixture ahead of […]

A nurse’s aide gets life imprisonment

11/02/2016 0

Gwendolyn Graham is sentenced to life imprisonment with no possibility of parole for killing five elderly female residents of the Alpine Manor Nursing Home near Grand Rapids, Michigan. Both Graham and her criminal and romantic […]

Martin Luther posts 95 theses

10/31/2016 0

On this day in 1517, the priest and scholar Martin Luther approaches the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, and nails a piece of paper to it containing the 95 revolutionary opinions that […]

Perfect storm hits North Atlantic

10/30/2016 0

On this day in 1991, the so-called “perfect storm” hits the North Atlantic producing remarkably large waves along the New England and Canadian coasts. Over the next several days, the storm spread its fury over […]

Statue of Liberty dedicated

10/28/2016 0

The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, is dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland.Originally known as “Liberty Enlightening the […]

The first parachutist

10/22/2016 0

The first parachute jump of note is made by André-Jacques Garnerin from a hydrogen balloon 3,200 feet above Paris. Leonardo da Vinci conceived the idea of the parachute in his writings, and the Frenchman Louis-Sebastien […]

John Brown’s raid on Harpers Ferry

10/16/2016 0

Abolitionist John Brown leads a small group on a raid against a federal armory in Harpers Ferry, Virginia (now West Virginia), in an attempt to start an armed slave revolt and destroy the institution of […]

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