Medal of Honor Monday: The Heroes of Peleliu

On this day in 1944, a United States Marine throws himself on a grenade to save two of his comrades. John D. New had been the first person in Mobile, Alabama to volunteer for the Marines after Pearl Harbor. His sacrifice came a little over 2.5 years later at the hard-fought Battle of Peleliu. The […]

This Day in History: Washington discovers Benedict Arnold’s treachery

On this day in 1780, George Washington discovers Benedict Arnold’s treachery. “Arnold has betrayed us!” he reportedly lamented. “Whom can we trust now?” What a shock! Arnold was one of Washington’s most trusted generals, but now Washington knew that he’d been plotting to turn over West Point to the British. What gave Arnold away? Mere […]

This Day in History: Benedict Arnold, on the brink of being discovered

On this day in 1780, British Major John André writes a letter to George Washington. He’d been caught with incriminating papers in his boots! His capture would ultimately expose Benedict Arnold as a traitor. Arnold had become resentful during the course of the war. He felt that he’d been passed over for promotions and wasn’t […]

This Day in History: Victoria Woodhull is born

On this day in 1838, Victoria California Claflin is born. If you’ve heard of her, then you probably know her as Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States! She ran for President before she even had the right to vote for herself. Victoria came from a rough background. She […]