This Day in History: Bostonians finally celebrate independence!

On this day in 1776, the Declaration of Independence is proclaimed to the public from the Old State House in Boston. That building had been home to many aspects of the King’s government for decades. Now American independence would be declared from its balcony as a huge crowd gathered below. What a striking contrast. Needless […]

This Day in History: The Second Continental Congress gets down to business

On this day in 1775, delegates from the American colonies convene in a Continental Congress. They’d met the day before to appoint officers and to ask that the Reverend Duché be available to start the next day’s proceedings with prayer. Now they were ready to get down to business. The Congress was badly needed! Armed […]

This Day in History: Virginia militia make a stand at Petersburg

On this day in 1781, the battle of Petersburg is fought in Virginia. Some history books list the event as a “skirmish,” but it was surely more than that. The battle was fought by roughly 3,500 men and lasted for 3 hours! The British had not really focused on Virginia for most of the Revolutionary […]