Happy Sunday! Attached is a summary of my “morning history” posts from this past week. Enjoy and have a great week! Monday, August 22 Medal of Honor Monday! On (almost) this day in 1946, a future Medal of Honor recipient is born. Charles “Chuck” Hagemeister was a Nebraska native who perhaps hadn’t intended to enter […]
On this day in 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech! What do you think of this lesser-known (but equally important) part of that speech? A short history post today. Happy Sunday!
On this day in 1776, the British launch a devastating attack on American troops stationed outside Brooklyn Heights. The British had been amassing a huge fleet of warships just outside New York, where the Americans were then stationed. On August 22, they began their invasion of Long Island. They landed on a beach just south of […]
On about this day in 1924, Calvin Coolidge visits his family home in Vermont. He needed a break from his presidential campaign! He was also still mourning the recent death of his 16-year-old son. Did you know that Coolidge had a teenage son who died less than a month after the Republican Party named Coolidge […]
On this day in 1742, George Robert Twelves Hewes is born in Boston. He would later become one of the last survivors of the Boston Tea Party. One historian describes Hewes: He was “as much a rank-and-file participant in the political events and the war as historians have found.” He didn’t belong to any particular […]