This Day in History: Texans win their independence at San Jacinto

On this day in 1836, Texans win the Battle of San Jacinto. The battle was won in only 18 minutes! The decisive victory would ultimately ensure independence for the Republic of Texas. It also avenged the blood that had been shed at the Alamo and at Goliad. The Texans (then “Texians”) had accomplished their goal […]

This Day in History: Emil Kapaun, chaplain and Medal of Honor recipient

On this day in 1916, a hero is born. Emil Kapaun would go on to serve as an Army chaplain in both World War II and the Korean War. Today, Kapaun is not only a Medal recipient, but he is also being considered for sainthood in the Catholic Church. Kapaun’s Medal action occurred in November […]

This Day in History: The women of Pepperell, Massachusetts, fight for freedom

On or around this day in 1775, a group of women from Massachusetts capture suspected Tories. They weren’t going to sit around twiddling their thumbs while their husbands left to fight at Lexington and Concord! These women were determined to contribute to the Patriot cause, too. This is one of those stories in which many […]

This Day in History: Samuel Chase, the only Supreme Court Justice to be impeached

On this day in 1741, a future signer of the Declaration of Independence is born. He would later be appointed a Supreme Court Justice by none other than George Washington. Would you believe that a Washington appointee and a Declaration signer was later impeached?! Samuel Chase remains the first and only Supreme Court Justice to […]