This weekend we say happy birthday to the Frisbee!
December 7th is the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, a shocking attack on US soil that pushed the superpower into World War II almost 70 years ago.
Commonly accepted as the nickname for the United States Federal Government, the term Uncle Sam provokes thoughts of the Stars and Stripes, patriotism and that guy with the beard trying to recruit you to the army. According to an eye witness report in the May 12th 1830 edition of the New York Gazette, today was the day in history when …
On this day in 1969, American astronaut Neil Armstrong became the first human Neil Armstrong on the moontoplant his boot on the lunar surface of the moon.
On this day in 1776, the “Liberty Bell” rings out from the tower of the Pennsylvania State House in Philadelphia.
Today in history, June 18 marks the day of the beginning of the War of 1812, also known as the forgotten war.
30 years ago today Mount St. Helens erupted causing devastation to the surrounding area. Local towns such as Ritzville, LaRue and Morton were covered with volcanic ash in various forms from sticky mudballs to black sand. Read this account in the Seattle times. Lives were lost and treasured wildlife destroyed in the immediate aftermath. But with 30 years of peace …
On May 14 1804, one year after the United States doubled its territory with the Louisiana Purchase, the then President Thomas Jefferson dispatched Lewis and Clark on their historic quest to explore and map the uncharted West. The journey is more than two men and than their story, its a famous event in US history that opened the Western United …
On this day in 1861 the bombardment of Fort Sumter, near Charleston, North Carolina, began the US Civil War. Maps101 subscribers can see lots of maps, animations and more great videos covering US History and the Civil War like this one –
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