This Day in History: One-time pacifist Alvin York earns a Medal of Honor

On this day in 1918, then-Corporal Alvin York distinguishes himself for bravery in a battle near Chatel-Chehery, France. The one-time pacifist took out a machine gun nest! He would later be awarded the Medal of Honor for his actions. York was born in December 1887, the son of Tennessee farmers. He worked the farm and […]

RMS Lusitania torpedoed; Germans push United States towards war

I am reposting a two-part story that appeared on my Facebook page on May 7 and 8.  I hope everyone enjoys the story! On this day in 1915 [May 7], the RMS Lusitania is torpedoed by a German U-boat. Shockingly, Lusitania sank in only 18 minutes! Nearly 1,200 people, including 123 Americans, were killed. How could […]