This Day in History: Patriots win a much-needed victory at Bennington

On this day in 1777, Brigadier General John Stark writes a letter to the New Hampshire Council. He’d just led his men to a stunning victory at the Battle of Bennington! It was an important victory for the Patriot cause. Americans were then fighting off British General John Burgoyne’s attempt to divide the colonies. Burgoyne […]

This Day in History: The Heroines of Bryan’s Station

On this day in 1782, the Siege of Bryan’s Station begins. Once again, a group of American women showed incredible bravery—and their actions saved the day! George Washington’s victory at Yorktown had occurred nearly 10 months earlier. Unfortunately, some fighting still continued on the frontier, including skirmishes in Kentucky (then a territory of Virginia). The […]

This Day in History: Apollo 11’s crew, released from quarantine

On this day in 1969, multiple parades are held in honor of the Apollo 11 astronauts. They’d just been released from quarantine. Many people remember Neil Armstrong’s historic first step on the moon. But how many remember the quarantine that followed? The entire crew was isolated for almost three weeks after they’d returned from that […]