This Day in History: Americans drive the British out of South Carolina

On this day in 1781, the Battle of Eutaw Springs takes place. It would be the last major Revolutionary War battle fought south of Virginia. George Washington’s victory at Yorktown was just around the corner! At this point in the Revolution, Americans were waging a war of attrition against the British in the Carolinas. They […]

This Day in History: The first Allied victory against Japanese land forces

On this day in 1942, Allied forces win the Battle of Milne Bay—the very first Allied victory against Japanese land forces! Needless to say, the victory proved to be a tremendous morale booster. A joint force of Australians and Americans had worked hard for this moment, which came just as the Japanese were trying to […]

This Day in History: President William McKinley is shot

On this day in 1901, President William McKinley is shot by a gunman. He would pass away eight days later. The McKinleys were then attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. The President had been invited to give a speech. He’d accepted the invitation and was eager to attend, although Mrs. McKinley was worried. […]

This Day in History: Nathan Gordon & his “brilliant” air-sea rescue

On this day in 1916, a hero is born. Nathan Gordon is known to some as the longest-serving Lt. Governor in Arkansas history. Before that, he was a pilot who made a daring air-sea rescue during World War II. But for Gordon, fifteen American airmen would have lost their lives in the churning waters of […]