This Day in History: The Bloodiest Land Battle in the War of 1812

On this day in 1814, Americans fight the Battle of Lundy’s Lane—the bloodiest land battle of the War of 1812. The conflict occurred just after American forces invaded Canada near the Niagara River. Yes, you read that right. We invaded Canada! And that invasion was going pretty well at first. On July 3, Americans captured […]

This Day in History: Bernardo de Gálvez, an unsung American hero

On this day in 1746, a future Spanish Governor and supporter of the Patriot cause is born in Malaga, Spain. You probably don’t know his name, but you’ve surely heard of a city named in his honor: Galveston, Texas! Or maybe you’ve traveled down Galvez Street in New Orleans? General Bernardo de Gálvez has been […]

This Day in History: The story of “America the Beautiful”

On this day in 1893, a professor stands atop Pikes Peak. She is struck by the beauty around her and is inspired to write a poem. Her poem is later set to music. Today, we all know that song as “America the Beautiful.” The song nearly became America’s national anthem! And it all started because […]