This Day in History: A nearly forgotten “rabble-rouser” & Revolutionary War hero

On this day in 1800, Brigadier General John Lamb passes away. This Revolutionary War hero literally sacrificed years of his life (and even part of his eyesight) to the cause. Unfortunately, he would end his life in poverty, burdened with massive debts created by someone else. John Lamb’s father arrived in America in the 1720s, […]

This Day in History: Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel

On this day in 1806, future President Andrew Jackson kills Charles Dickinson in a duel. Jackson participated in many duels during his day, although the exact number is disputed. Perhaps it is amazing that he killed only one man—or that he was not killed himself? Jackson was married to a divorced woman, which was somewhat […]

This Day in History: “Killer” Kane & Operation Tidal Wave

On this day in 1996, a hero passes away. Colonel John R. Kane would fly bombing missions with such resolve that he would be dubbed “Killer” Kane. But would you believe that the talented pilot almost didn’t make it into the United States Army Air Force in the first place? And it was all because […]

This Day in History: George Washington’s first combat

On this day in 1754, a young George Washington experiences his first combat. Did you know that he was involved in an incident that helped to trigger the French and Indian War? The dispute then centered on the Ohio Country. Who would own and control that land? The French? Or the English? A young George […]