This Day in History: An astounding American victory at Saratoga

On this day in 1777, British General John Burgoyne surrenders his army at Saratoga. It was an astounding American victory, and it changed the course of the Revolution! Months earlier, Burgoyne had come to America with a bold mission: His army was supposed to break the back of the American Revolution by cutting off the […]

Website Improvements in process! Stay Tuned.

Hello, all!  Just a quick note to apologize for any broken links or other problems that you may notice on my site this week.  Website improvements are in process, and it is probably causing some confusing and disorganization on my site here and there. In good news, the new (much needed) website improvements are almost […]

This Day in History: USS Kearny is torpedoed by a German U-boat

On this day in 1941, USS Kearny participates in an emergency rescue mission—and it would ultimately be attacked by the Germans. But wasn’t the United States neutral in World War II at that juncture? The attack on Pearl Harbor and declarations of war on Japan and Germany were still nearly two months away. Believe it […]

This Day in History: The Affair at Little Egg Harbor

On this day in 1778, the Affair at Little Egg Harbor occurs near the coast of New Jersey. Unfortunately, “affair” is too kind of a word. It was more like a massacre. Little Egg Harbor was a base for American privateers during the Revolution. These privateers would capture British transport ships, then take the captured […]

This Day in History: The World Series imitates the Electoral College

On this day in 1960, the Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the New York Yankees to win the World Series. Bill Mazeroski hit a home run in the 9th inning of Game 7! He clinched the title for the Pirates, but it had been a close call. Why tell a baseball story on a history page such […]