This Day in History: Texans hold their ground at the Alamo

On this day in 1836, a group of Texans hold their ground during a siege at the Alamo. That siege and the battle that followed were among the most pivotal events of the Texas Revolution. Only a day earlier, on February 23, Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna had arrived at the Alamo with […]

This Day in History: Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge

On this day in 1778, Baron von Steuben arrives at Valley Forge. His task? To better train and organize the soldiers in the American army. In some ways, it’s a bit odd that Steuben landed in Valley Forge—of all places! He was a former Prussian officer who’d been looking for work with the British, French […]

This Day in History: The first casualty in the American Revolution

On this day in 1770, a British sympathizer shoots an 11-year-old boy in Boston. Some people say that the boy, Christopher Seider, was the first casualty in the conflict that would become the American Revolution. Seider was the son of German immigrants. His parents had originally settled in Maine, but then they’d moved to Massachusetts. […]

This Day in History: John Quincy Adams suffers a stroke

On this day in 1848, former President John Quincy Adams suffers a stroke while speaking on the floor of the House of Representatives. He was carried away and died a few days later. One suspects that, if Adams could have chosen a way to leave this earth, he would have chosen to go in exactly […]

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