November 17, 2022

Today in History: May Posts

May 1 May 2 1864: Benjamin Henry Latrobe 1931: Empire State Building 1882: James F. Byrnes 1885: Good Housekeeping May 3 May 4 1494: Jamaica 1626: Manhattan Island 1894: Bird Day May 5 May 6 1862: Cinco de Mayo 1925: Charles Darwin & Teaching Evolution 1856: Robert E. Peary 1864: General James Longstreet May 7 May 8 1892: Archibald MacLeish 1915: Lusitania … [Read more...]

Today in History: April Posts

April 1 April 2 April Fool! 1865: Grant’s Army Attacks Confederate Lines at Petersburg April 3 April 4 1837: John Burroughs 1873: Carrie S. Burnham April 5 April 6 1916: National Park Service 1917: U.S. Enters World War I April 7 April 8 1915: Billie Holiday 1935: Works Progress Administration April 9 April 10 1865: Lee Surrenders 1872: First … [Read more...]

Today in History: March Posts

March 1 March 2 1692: Salem Witch Trials 1899: Mount Rainier National Park March 3 March 4 1859: Slave Auction 1861: Lincoln's Inauguration 1863: Idaho March 5 March 6 1770: Boston Massacre 1836: Remembering the Alamo March 7 March 8 1850: Daniel Webster 1965: First March from Selma 1884: Susan B. Anthony March 9 March 10 1841: Amistad Mutiny Survivors … [Read more...]

Today in History: February Posts

February 1 February 2 1859: Victor Herbert 1902: Langston Hughes 1848: Treaty of Guadalupe February 3 February 4 1880: Theodore Roosevelt 1941: United Service Organization February 5 February 6 1631: Rhode Island 1778: Franco-American Alliance February 7 February 8 1867: Laura Ingalls Wilder 1828: Air Balloons & Airships 1915: The Birth of a Nation February … [Read more...]

Today in History: January Posts

January 1 January 2 1892: Ellis Island 1893: Haiti 1933: Nicaragua January 3 January 4 1793: Lucretia Mott 1948: Burma/Myanmar January 5 January 6 1949: Harry S. Truman 1945: George H.W. Bush 1993: Dizzy Gillespie January 7 January 8 1891: Zora Neale Hurston 1955: Marian Anderson 1815 Battle of New Orleans January 9 January 10 1788: Connecticut … [Read more...]

Today in History: December Posts

December 1 December 2 1955: Rosa Parks Arrested 1957: Stravinsky & Balanchine 1763: Touro Synagogue 1942: Nuclear Fission December 3 December 4 1818: Illinois 1875: William "Boss" Tweed December 5 December 6 1776: Phi Beta Kappa 1782: Martin Van Buren 1864: Salmon P. Chase 1884: Washington Monument December 7 December 8 1941: Air Raid on Peal Harbor 1879: … [Read more...]

Today in History: November Posts

November 1 November 2 1897: Library of Congress Building Opens 1882: Mary Todd Lincoln 1889: North Dakota & South Dakota November 3 November 4 1916: Eugene O'Neill & the Provincetown Players 1845: Uniform Presidential Election Day November 5 November 6 1884: James K. Polk 1861: Jefferson Davis November 7 November 8 1837: Elijah Lovejoy 1950: Hawaii 1861: Trent … [Read more...]

Today in History: October Posts

October 1 October 2 1903: World Series 1780: John André & Benedict Arnold 1967: Thurgood Marshall October 3 October 4 1790: Chief John Ross & the Cherokee Nation 1902: Anthracite Coal Strike 1822: Rutherford B. Hayes October 5 October 6 1877: Chief Joseph Surrenders 1866: Rails & Robbers October 7 October 8 1868: Cornell University 1979: Cowboys & Fall Roundup … [Read more...]

Today in History: September Posts

September 1 September 2 1773: Phillis Wheatley 1864: Fall of Atlanta 1885: Rock Springs Massacre 1935: George Gershwin & Gullah Culture September 3 September 4 1838: Frederick Douglass 1856: Louis H. Sullivan 1781: El Pueblo de la Reyna de Los Angeles 1846: Daniel Burnham September 5 September 6 1847: Jesse James 1882: First Labor Day 1860: Jane Addams & Hull House 1901: William … [Read more...]

Today in History: August Posts

August 1 August 2 1876: Colorado 1924: James Baldwin August 3 August 4 1492: Christopher Columbus 1753: George Washington, Master Mason August 5 August 6 1775: San Francisco, California 1858: Holmes Reaches Pikes Peak 1890: Cy Young August 7 August 8 1742: Nathanael Greene 1896: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings August 9 August 10 1814: Andrew Jackson … [Read more...]