This Day in History: Prohibition comes to an end

On this day in 1933, Utah becomes the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment, thus bringing an end to Prohibition. YES! Bad ideas can be repealed! Which law(s) have been the worst congressional mistakes in recent memory, in your opinion? If Prohibition can be repealed, then they can be, too. Prohibition began with ratification […]

This Day in History: George Washington’s final farewell to the Army

On this day in 1783, George Washington says his final goodbye to a group of officers at Fraunces Tavern in New York. New York had served as the British headquarters throughout the long years of the American Revolution. It was the last city to be evacuated when the war was over! On November 25, however, […]

This Day in History: Oliver Wolcott, signer of the Declaration, passes away

On this day in 1797, a signer of the Declaration of Independence passes away. You might be surprised to hear that Oliver Wolcott did not actually vote “yea” or “nay” on the Declaration. He couldn’t! He wasn’t present for the official vote in Philadelphia. But perhaps he effectively voted in the affirmative with his actions, […]

This Day in History: Rosa Parks refuses to give up her seat on a bus

On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks is arrested for refusing to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Fortunately, the unjust segregation laws that she was protesting would soon come to an end through peaceful acts of civil disobedience (such as her own), combined with non-violent protests led by men such […]