This Day in History: Paul Revere makes his famous ride

On this day in 1775, Paul Revere makes his famous ride. I am so sorry to tell you that he did not really yell “the British are coming!” as he rode. 😉 But he did accomplish one important goal: He warned Samuel Adams and John Hancock that British soldiers were coming to arrest them. He’d […]

This Day in History: The last battle of the American Revolution…. in Arkansas?

On this day in 1783, the last battle of the American Revolution occurs. No, it wasn’t at Yorktown. It wasn’t even in one of the original thirteen colonies. This battle occurred in Arkansas! It was the last—and the most western—of all the Revolutionary War battles. This battle is honestly a little confusing. Why would a […]

This Day in History: Benjamin Franklin’s efforts to end slavery

On this day in 1775, America’s first abolitionist group is formed. Wait. What? Some of our Founders were trying to end slavery, even before the American Revolution? Yes, that’s right. Even during the early years of our country, some Americans were working to end slavery. The much-respected Benjamin Franklin was one of these individuals. Of […]

This Day in History: Thomas Jefferson is born

On this day in 1743, Thomas Jefferson is born. You already know that he drafted the Declaration of Independence. But did you know that he was only 33 years old when he did it? What prompted congressional members to turn to one of their youngest for such an important task? The answer reveals a more […]