This Day in History: The Last Battle of the American Revolution — in Kentucky?!

During this week in 1782, the Battle of Blue Licks is fought. The conflict occurred exactly 10 months after Cornwallis surrendered to George Washington at Yorktown, and it has been called the “Last Battle of the American Revolution.” Unfortunately, the battle went very badly for American forces. Good thing we’d already won the war?!  Just […]

This Day in History: George Washington’s memorable words to the Jewish people

On this day in 1790, a Jewish-American man named Moses Seixas writes a letter to his President—the first President of the United States.  That letter prompts a memorable response from George Washington. Seixas was writing on behalf of his congregation in Rhode Island. The congregation wanted to welcome the President to the state! Rhode Island […]

This Day in History: Elvis Presley & the U.S. Army

On this day in 1977, Elvis Presley passes away. Much has been said and written about the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll, of course, but do you know about his time in the U.S. Army? There are a few aspects of his service that might surprise you. Elvis registered with the Selective Service when he […]

This Day in History: The struggle to negotiate a peace with Great Britain

On this day in 1782, John Adams writes a letter to John Jay. The latter gentleman was in Paris helping to negotiate a peace treaty between Great Britain and the United States.   Those negotiations were all but impossible! George Washington’s victory over the British at Yorktown had occurred ten months earlier. Nevertheless, Americans were […]

This Day in History: John D. New and the heroes of Peleliu

On this day in 1924, a hero is born. John D. New was the first person in Mobile, Alabama to join the Marines after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. New is remembered for the sacrifice that he made at the Battle of Peleliu, nearly three years later. The casualty rate during that World War II […]