This Day in History: The Doolittle Raiders avenge Pearl Harbor

On this day in 1942, the Doolittle Raid is launched. Americans would not let the attack on Pearl Harbor go unanswered! Instead, the renowned aviator Lt. Colonel James “Jimmy” Doolittle would lead 16 B-25 bomber crews in a surprise attack on the Japanese homeland. “The president was insistent that we find ways and means of […]

This Day in History: Jesse Owens, the Olympics, & Adolf Hitler (part two)

On this day in 1980, the country mourns the loss of Jesse Owens. He is perhaps best remembered for his stunning performance at the 1936 Olympics in Adolf Hitler’s Germany. Owens was a star of the Ohio State track team. He’d trained hard, traveled with his team, and broken several world records. But the media […]

This Day in History: Jesse Owens, the Olympics, & Adolf Hitler (part one)

On this day in 1980, Jesse Owens passes away. Owens is perhaps best known for his stunning performance at the 1936 Olympics, which were played in Nazi Germany just before World War II. “Mr. Owens, who was black, scored a triumph that would come to be regarded as not only athletic but also political,” his […]