This Week in History: Annie Oakley, the Siege of Bryan’s Station, & Double Eagle II

Happy Sunday! Attached is a summary of my “morning history” posts from this past week. For those who are interested, links to these posts can now be found on Pinterest, MeWe, a Facebook Group, and Tumblr, too. Enjoy and have a great week!

Monday, August 12

Medal of Honor Monday! During this week in 1938, a future Medal of Honor recipient is born. Joe Ronnie Hooper would serve in both the Army and the Navy, and he would become one of our nation’s most decorated soldiers. FULL STORY: Permalink; Facebook; Instagram

Tuesday, August 13

On this day in 1860, the woman known as Annie Oakley is born. That wasn’t her real name, of course. The famous sharpshooter’s name at birth was Phoebe Ann Mosey. FULL STORY: Permalink; Facebook; Instagram

Wednesday, August 14

On this day in 1775, more than 100 kegs of gunpowder are stolen for the Patriot cause. The incident came to be known as the Bermuda Gunpowder Plot. FULL STORY: Permalink; Facebook; Instagram

Thursday, August 15

On this day in 1782, the Siege of Bryan’s Station begins. Once again, a group of American women showed incredible bravery—and their actions saved the day! FULL STORY: Permalink; Facebook; Instagram

Friday, August 16

On this day in 1816, Peter Salem passes away. This Patriot was born into slavery, but he ended life as a free man—and a veteran of George Washington’s army. FULL STORY: Permalink; Facebook; Instagram

Saturday, August 17

On this day in 1978, three Americans land a helium gas balloon, Double Eagle II, in France. They’d just become the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean in a balloon. Did you know that it took nearly two centuries to accomplish this feat? FULL STORY: Permalink; Facebook; Instagram

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Sunday, August 18

On this day in 1777, Brigadier General John Stark writes a letter, reporting on his stunning victory at the Battle of Bennington. It was an important victory for the Patriot cause. FULL STORY: Permalink; Facebook; Instagram