This Day in History: The man who finished Paul Revere’s ride

On this day in 1751, Samuel Prescott is born in Massachusetts. He is best known for riding with Paul Revere during the early morning hours of April 19, 1775. In fact, when Revere was captured by the British, Prescott was the one who finished the last leg of the ride. In other words, the little-known […]

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 […]