This Day in History: Two Heroes at Iwo Jima

On this day in 1945, two United States Marines engage in heroic actions at Iwo Jima. One Marine would risk his life, but he would survive and eventually return home. The other would not. Both men received the Medal of Honor for their bravery in a battle that was once called “as close to hell […]

This Day in History: Sybil Ludington, the female Paul Revere

On this day in 1839, Sybil Ludington Ogden, the so-called female Paul Revere, passes away. You know about Revere’s ride, but you may not have heard of Sybil’s. She made it in April 1777, when she was only 16 years old. She rode more than twice as far as Revere did—and through rockier roads and […]

This Day in History: The British surrender to George Rogers Clark

On this day in 1779, the British surrender a fort in modern-day Indiana to George Rogers Clark. Wait. Indiana? A portion of the Revolutionary War was fought in Indiana?! You are used to hearing about Revolutionary War battles in the east, but there were conflicts on the western frontier, too. The British lacked manpower to […]

This Day in History: Texans hold their ground at the Alamo

On this day in 1836, a group of Texans hold their ground during a siege at the Alamo. That siege and the battle that followed were among the most pivotal events of the Texas Revolution. Only a day earlier, on February 23, Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna had arrived at the Alamo with […]

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