This Day in History: The so-called “Hercules of the Revolution” passes away

On this day in 1831, the so-called “Hercules of the Revolution” passes away. Peter Francisco is another of those Patriots whose legacy has become a mixture of fact and fiction. But perhaps it is fitting that portions of his life are shrouded in mystery, given how he arrived in America. Francisco arrived in America in […]

This Day in History: Benedict Arnold is born

On this day in 1741, Benedict Arnold is born. You know him as a traitor to the American cause, but do you know the rest of his story? Arnold started off as someone that you might admire! Arnold overcome quite a lot: Several of his siblings had died. His father sought comfort in alcohol and […]

This Day in History: A Boeing 737 crashes into the Potomac

On this day in 1982, a Boeing 737 crashes into the icy waters of the Potomac. Air Florida Flight 90 had stalled during takeoff, then plowed into Washington D.C.’s 14th Street Bridge before plunging into the river below. It was a day of unnecessary tragedy—but also a day of astonishing heroism. Bystanders risked their lives […]