He Wanted Liberty

By | Mar 23, 2017

The Virginia’s House of Burgesses was meeting in Saint John’s Church in Richmond, Virginia on March 23, 1775 when Patrick Henry addressed the assembled. Virginia was still undecided on whether they would join their Northern neighbors in Massachusetts in fighting the British. At the end of his speech he had convinced Virginia to send troops […]

Robert E. Lee – The Lee of Lee-Jackson Day

By | Jan 19, 2017

January 19th 2017 is the 210th anniversary of the birth of Robert E. Lee. Lee was born in 1807, the son of Henry “Light Horse Harry) Lee III, a general of the American Revolution. He was raised mostly by his mother since his father died in 1812 from a mob attack on him in Baltimore.

On This Day – December 23rd

By | Dec 23, 2012

Happy Birthday to Dale Berra, son of baseball great Yogi Berra. Dale Berra was born in 1956 and he too played in the Major Leagues from 1977 to 1987. In 1783 after over seven years as being Commander-in-Chief of the Colonial American troops George Washington resigned his commission in Annapolis, MD. The Continental Congress was […]

It Happened Today – December 17

By | Dec 17, 2012

A Happy Birthday goes goes to Barry Livingston born this day in 1953. Barry played Ernie Douglas (the youngest brother) on the 1960’s TV series “My Three Sons”. The Aztec calendar stone, Mexica sun stone, Stone of the Sun (Spanish: Piedra del Sol), or Stone of the Five Eras, a large monolithic sculpture that was […]

It Happened Today – December 14th

By | Dec 14, 2012

A Happy Birthday goes out to AC/DC bass player Clifford Williams born in 1949. Williams joined the band on May 27, 1977. He replaced Mark Evans who had been let go by the group after the release of their album “Let There Be Rock” In 1819 Alabama became the 22nd United State. They were also […]

It Happened Today – December 12th

By | Dec 12, 2012

Musician Shelia E. is celebrating her 55 birthday. Sheila Escovedo is a percussionist, perhaps best known for her work with Prince, George Duke and Ringo Starr. George Grant received U.S. patent No. 638,920 on this date in 1899 for the golf tee. Pennsylvania becomes the second state to ratify the US Constitution. This was less […]

It Happened Today – December 11th

By | Dec 11, 2012

Cartoonist Peter Bagge celebrates his 55th Birthday today. Indiana become the 19th United State in 1816. In 1936 – Edward VIII abdicated to marry Wallis Warfield Simpson, an American-born divorcee. The Duke of York, his brother, became King George VI. This led the way for Elizabeth to become Queen. The United Nations General Assembly created […]

It Happen Today – December 10th

By | Dec 10, 2012

Today would have been actor Michael Clarke Duncan’s 55th birthday. In 1541 Thomas Culpeper and Francis Dereham of England were beheaded. Their crimes? Both were accused of having affairs with Catherine Howard, who at the time was the 5th wife of Henry the VIII. Catherine would lose her head on February 13, 1542. In 1817 […]

It Happened Today – December 9th

By | Dec 9, 2012

New Feature. It happened on today’s date. Donny Osmond was born in 1957. Happy Birthday Donny!! Paul Simon died today in 2003. That’s the former US Senator Paul Simon and not the singer/songwriter. China declares war on Japan, Germany, and Italy in 1941. In 1958 the John Birch Society is founded in the United States. […]

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