This Week in History: Washington passes away, Boston Tea Party, & Kitty Hawk

Happy Sunday! Attached is a summary of my “morning history” posts from this past week. For those who are interested, links to these posts can now be found on Pinterest, too. Enjoy and have a great week! Monday, December 11 Medal of Honor Monday! On (almost) this day in 1974, a soldier receives the Medal […]

This Day in History: The Wright Brothers’ historic flight at Kitty Hawk

On this day in 1903, Orville and Wilbur Wright make the first sustained, powered flight of a heavier-than-air machine under the complete control of the pilot. You might know the headline about their history-making flight at Kitty Hawk, but do you know the rest of their story? The Wright brothers’ story is a wonderful example […]

This Day in History: The 2000 presidential election finally comes to an end

On this day in 2000, Al Gore concedes the presidential election to George W. Bush. The nation had just survived more than a month of partisan bickering, recounts, and lawsuits. Who would win Florida’s 25 electors? The dispute had consumed the nation’s attention for 36 long days. Do you remember how crazy that month of […]

This Day in History: George Washington’s final wish for a military academy

On this day in 1799, George Washington writes one of the last letters that he would ever write. He couldn’t then know it, but he was mere hours away from coming down with a fatal illness. Among his final written words? A letter about military academies—a subject near and dear to his heart. If only […]