This Day in History: John F. Kennedy & PT-109

On this day in 1943, surviving crew members of PT-109 are finally rescued. That small boat had been under the command of Lt. (j.g.) John F. Kennedy when it was rammed by a Japanese destroyer. Kennedy would come home a war hero, but the incident has not been without controversy. Did Kennedy’s decisions put PT-109 […]

This Day in History: Baseball player Jim Rice’s heroism at Fenway Park

On this day in 1982, a baseball player saves the life of a four-year-old boy. Boston Red Sox left fielder Jim Rice had been in the midst of a nationally televised baseball game when he saw trouble befall young Jonathan Keane. Rice immediately rushed out of the dugout and into the stands. The Keane family […]

This Day in History: The WWII Bombing of Hiroshima

On this day in 1945, Americans drop an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The bombing came not too long after Japan had rejected a final opportunity to surrender. The so-called Potsdam Declaration was issued through a combined statement of the United States, Great Britain, and China. “The time has come,” these Allies […]

This Day in History: The Signer who disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle

During this week in 1749, a signer of the Declaration of Independence is born in South Carolina. Thomas Lynch, Jr.’s life would come to a tragic end a mere 30 years later when he was lost at sea, possibly in the Bermuda Triangle. Both Lynch and his father worked hard for the Patriot cause. The […]