Private William Williams

By | Sep 13, 2017

William Williams enlisted in the U.S. Army on April 14, 1814. He was assigned to the 38th U.S. Infantry Regiment. The unit was assigned to Fort McHenry in early September of 1814. Williams had his leg blown off in the British Attack on Fort McHenry. The same attack that prompted Francis Scott Key to pen […]

Her Death Lead to the Downfall of a Clown

By | Sep 9, 2017

If it wasn’t for the people that were around her when she died on September 9, 1921 in San Francisco, the name and the person Virginia Rappe would just be a small fact in the course of history. However, Rappe died after attending a Labor Day party held by Hollywood Silent Film Comic Roscoe ‘Fatty’ […]

The Mayflower set Sails

By | Sep 6, 2017

Many know the story of how the Pilgrims sailed on the Mayflower from Southampton, England (the same port where the Titanic set sail for New York nearly 300 years later) to settle on the shores of the New World. It was on September 6, 1620 that the ship left England. The ship was bound for […]

Kodak – Eastman Picks a Name

By | Sep 4, 2017

What’s in a name? For George Eastman the name is Kodak. It was on September 4, 1888 that he patented the name Kodak. When applying to the British Patent Office his comments were; “This is not a foreign name or word; it was constructed by me to serve a definite purpose. It has the following […]

Battle of Cooch Bridge – Delaware’s Only Revolutionary Battle

By | Sep 2, 2017

During August and September of 1777, the Colonial Troops of the United States lead by George Washington were fighting battles near the colonial capital Philadelphia. During this campaign the only battle fought in Delaware, the Battle of Cooch Bridge occurred. The engagement began on August 30th and by September 3rd the British and Hessian troops […]

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