This Day in History: Milton “Skipper” Olive makes the ultimate sacrifice

On this day in 1966, the Medal of Honor is posthumously awarded to Pfc. Milton “Skipper” Olive III. He was the first black soldier to receive the Medal during the Vietnam War. But perhaps another contribution he made was even more important? Men like Olive helped to ease racial tensions in our military, despite the difficult […]

This Day in History: The Doolittle Raiders avenge Pearl Harbor

On this day in 1942, the Doolittle Raid is launched. Americans would not let the attack on Pearl Harbor go unanswered! Instead, the renowned aviator Lt. Colonel James “Jimmy” Doolittle would lead 16 B-25 bomber crews in a surprise attack on the Japanese homeland. “The president was insistent that we find ways and means of […]

This Day in History: Paul Revere makes his famous ride

On this day in 1775, Paul Revere makes his famous ride. I am so sorry to tell you that he did not really yell “the British are coming!” as he rode. 😉 But he did accomplish one important goal: He warned Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British soldiers were coming to arrest them. He’d […]

This Day in History: The last battle of the American Revolution…. in Arkansas?

On this day in 1783, the last battle of the American Revolution occurs. No, it wasn’t at Yorktown. It wasn’t even in one of the original thirteen colonies. This battle occurred in Arkansas! It was the last—and the most western—of all the Revolutionary War battles. This battle is honestly a little confusing. Why would a […]