This Day in History: “I have a dream!”

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!

This Day in History: The Battle of Long Island

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 […]

This Day in History: Keep Cool with Coolidge

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 […]

This Day in History: One of the last survivors of the Boston Tea Party

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 […]