This Week in History: “In God We Trust,” Apollo 15, and the Whiskey Rebellion

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, July 29

Medal of Honor Monday! On this day in 1923, a hero is born. Forrest L. Vosler would go on to serve in the United States Army Air Forces during World War II. His bravery over the skies of Germany would earn him a Medal of Honor. He barely survived the experience. FULL STORY: Permalink; Facebook; Instagram

Tuesday, July 30

On this day in 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs a law making “In God We Trust” the national motto. It became the national motto just two years after Eisenhower signed a law adding “Under God” to the Pledge of Allegiance. FULL STORY: Permalink; Facebook; Instagram

Wednesday, July 31

On this day in 1971, Apollo 15 astronauts become the first to ride in a so-called moon buggy. Did you know that Apollo 15 carried the only NASA crew composed entirely of former U.S. Air Force pilots? FULL STORY: Permalink; Facebook; Instagram

Thursday, August 1

On this day in 1794, the so-called Whiskey Rebellion reaches its high point. The rebellion ultimately failed, but George Washington would later say that it had “wantonly threatened” America during her early years. FULL STORY: Permalink; Facebook; Instagram

Friday, August 2

On this day in 1927, Calvin Coolidge declines to run for re-election as President. His statement to the press was simple: “I do not choose to run for president in 1928.” FULL STORY: Permalink; Facebook; Instagram

Saturday, August 3

During this week in 1749, a signer of the Declaration of Independence is born in South Carolina. Thomas Lynch, Jr.’s life would come to a tragic end a mere 30 years later when he was lost at sea, possibly in the Bermuda Triangle. FULL STORY: Permalink; Facebook; Instagram

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Sunday, August 4

“A popular Government, without popular information, or the means of acquiring it, is but a Prologue to a Farce or a Tragedy; or, perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance: And a people who mean to be their own Governors, must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives.” — Letter from Madison to W. T. Barry, August 4, 1822. MORE: Facebook; Instagram