This Day in History: George Washington accepts the call to serve as President

On this day in 1789, George Washington leaves Mount Vernon. He is headed to New York, where he would be inaugurated as the first President of the United States. He was 57 years old. On this Easter Sunday, perhaps you will be glad to hear that Washington would have had the opportunity to celebrate Easter […]

This Day in History: RMS Titanic sinks on its maiden voyage

On this day in 1912, the RMS Titanic sinks. News of the tragedy shocked the world. How could this happen? The Titanic was one of the premier passenger ships of its time! The big ship was then on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. The trip started off uneventfully enough, but everything changed […]

This Day in History: Abraham Lincoln is shot at Ford’s Theatre

On this day in 1865, Abraham Lincoln is shot by an assassin. Did you know that Lincoln was shot on Good Friday? April 14 was Good Friday that year, just as it is this year. Unfortunately, as we all know, Lincoln would pass away the next day. The President had decided to spend his Good […]

This Day in History: James Rivington, Patriot Spy or Loyalist?

On this day in 1775, a mob hangs James Rivington in effigy. A few weeks later, they attacked his home and office. But were they insulting a man who would turn out to be a member of the legendary Culper Spy Ring? Rivington came to America in 1760. By 1773, he was running his own […]

This Day in History: Lyman Hall, the “only” delegate from Georgia

On this day in 1724, a future signer of the Declaration of Independence is born in Connecticut. Maybe you’ll be surprised to hear that Lyman Hall didn’t sign the Declaration on behalf of the little colony in which he’d been born. Actually, he may have had the oddest path of anyone to his historic vote […]

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