This Day in History: A Confederate submarine sinks USS Housatonic

On this day in 1864, a Confederate submarine torpedoes and sinks the USS Housatonic. The H.L. Hunley changed naval warfare forever. It was the first submarine to successfully sink a warship! Americans had been trying to develop submarines for use in warfare for decades. As early as 1776, an attempt was made to use a […]

This Day in History: “Don’t Tread on Me!”

On this day in 1724, the “Sam Adams of the South” is born. You may not know this Patriot’s full name, but you have certainly seen the flag named after him! Christopher Gadsden was nothing if not a fiery patriot. He was among the first to see the need for a declaration of independence. He […]

This Day in History: Abraham Clark, signer of the Declaration of Independence

On this day in 1726, a signatory to the Declaration of Independence is born in New Jersey. Abraham Clark must have had nerves of steel! On the day that the Declaration was signed, he wrote a stirring letter: “We are now Sir embarked on a most Tempestuous Sea, Life very uncertain, Seeming dangers Scattered thick Around […]