The Federalist Papers: No. 85

On this day in 1788, the last Federalist Paper was published! Thanks to all of you who have persevered with me through the entire series. Alexander Hamilton (a.k.a. Publius) delivers his concluding remarks on the new Constitution then being proposed to the states, including some final thoughts on whether amendments are needed before the Constitution is […]

A Rush to Rescue USS Squalus

I am reposting a two-part story that appeared on my Facebook page on May 23 and 24.  I hope everyone enjoys the story! On this day in 1939 [May 23], a Sargo-class submarine sinks during a deep dive. No submarine crew had ever been rescued once they’d sunk below 20 feet! Would the crew of […]

This Day in History: Martha Washington passes away

On this day in 1802, Martha Washington passes away. Her family mourned her passing, but Martha herself was ready to go. She would finally join her beloved George! His death in December 1799 had been very hard on her. “The zest of life has departed,” one visitor to Mount Vernon would observe of her afterwards. […]