This Day in History: “I have a dream!”

On this day in 1963, Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his famous “I have a dream” speech! What do you think of this lesser-known (but equally important) part of that speech? A short history post today.  Happy Sunday!

This Day in History: Keep Cool with Coolidge

On about this day in 1924, Calvin Coolidge visits his family home in Vermont. He needed a break from his presidential campaign! He was also still mourning the recent death of his 16-year-old son. Did you know that Coolidge had a teenage son who died less than a month after the Republican Party named Coolidge […]

This Day in History: The Boy Scouts of America and the Unknown Scout

On this day in 1912, Arthur Rose Eldred is notified that he will be the Boy Scouts of America’s first Eagle Scout. The Boy Scouts might never have existed in America, but for the fact that a Chicago publisher got lost in a London fog in 1909. William D. Boyce was looking for a particular […]

This Day in History: Calvin Coolidge declines to run for re-election

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.” He didn’t actually speak these words! Instead, he had the statement printed on slips of paper. When journalists had finished assembling for the presidential […]

This Day in History: Apollo 15 makes history

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? It’s easy to forget what a big deal these Apollo missions were. But they accomplished, in a remarkably […]