This Day in History: JFK’s “Moon Shot” Speech

On this day in 1961, John F. Kennedy shakes the country into action with a memorable address. “I believe that this nation,” he told Congress, “should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to the earth.” What an audacious proposal! […]

This Day in History: “In God We Trust” restored to U.S. coins

On this day in 1908, Teddy Roosevelt signs an act restoring the motto “In God We Trust” to certain U.S. coins. His decision to sign this piece of legislation came in the wake of an incident in which he’d tried to have the phrase removed from U.S. currency. “In God We Trust” was on U.S. […]

This Day in History: Staff Sergeant Reckless, the mare who was a U.S. Marine

On this day in 1968, Staff Sergeant Reckless passes away. This particular United States Marine was a horse. Yes, you read that right. The horse was so valuable to (and loved by) the Marines that she was promoted all the way up to Staff Sergeant. 🙂 Indeed, she was so well respected that her last […]

This Day in History: The “Bonus Army” comes to Washington, D.C.

On this day in 1933, a so-called “Bonus Army” protests in Washington, D.C. Less than one year earlier, the original Bonus Army had been driven out of town by none other than General Douglas MacArthur. The U.S. Army forcing U.S. veterans out of town? Not a pretty sight. The concerns driving the marchers began years […]

This Day in History: RMS Titanic sinks on its maiden voyage

On this day in 1912, the RMS Titanic sinks. News of the tragedy shocked the world. How could this happen? The Titanic was one of the premier passenger ships of its time! The big ship was then on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. The trip started off uneventfully enough, but everything changed […]