This Day in History: A groundbreaking for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial

On this day in 1982, a groundbreaking ceremony is held for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. It had been 9 years since the last American combat troops left South Vietnam. The Memorial was the culmination of a three-year project, spearheaded by a group of Vietnam veterans. These veterans wanted to encourage Americans to remember their support […]

This Day in History: George Washington, the Potomac & the Mount Vernon conference

On this day in 1785, George Washington receives commissioners from Virginia and Maryland. The gathering came to be known as the Mount Vernon Conference, and it was a precursor for our Constitutional Convention. It all started with the Potomac River. Many people then expected the river to be vital to American commerce. Thus, in the […]

This Day in History: Parliament offends the American colonists

On this day in 1765, Parliament passes the Quartering Act. Huh? What’s a Quartering Act? It’s a name that sounds foreign to modern ears. But early Americans suffered terribly under its provisions, along with those of a similar Act passed in 1774. The quartering (or lodging) of soldiers had long been a subject of debate […]

This Day in History: “Give me liberty or give me death!”

On this day in 1775, Patrick Henry gives a stirring speech. You’ve almost certainly heard of this one! Henry closed the speech with the unforgettable words: “I know not what course others may take; but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!” At the time, Henry was a delegate to the Second […]

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