On June 14, 1777, the Continental Congress authorized the ‘stars and stripes’ flag for the new United States. It wasn’t until 1916 that President
June 1-1813: Mortally wounded while engaged in battle with Royal Navy frigate Shannon, U.S. Captain James Lawrence of the USS Chesapeake
May 15, 1940 – Nylon stockings went on sale for first time in the U.S. They were stronger and& cheaper than silk stockings and
What classic country music song has been reworked many times and performed by a host of artists including Kitty Wells and Rod Stewart? Stop by
May 1, 1880 – The first issue of the newspaper, Tombstone Epitaph, is published. The owner stated: Every tombstone should have its epitaph. Read more.
April 16, 1178 BCE: A solar eclipse ‘may’ have marked Odysseus’ return to his kingdom of Ithaca after his lengthy travels at end of Trojan
When you have a couple of minutes to spare, stop by Prairie Rose Publications’ blog to read my article (with pictures) about the mysterious origins of
April 9, 1872: Samuel R. Percy was issued a patent for dried milk. April 10, 1912: RMS Titanic set sail for its first & last
April 2,1792: United States began minting the $10 Eagle, $5 half-Eagle, and $2.50 quarter Eagle in gold coins along with minting silver dollars, quarters, dimes,
March 26, 1827: Ludwig van Beethoven died this day in Vienna. March 27, 1860: M.L. Byrn of New York City received a patent for the
March 19, 1916: Eight American planes took off in pursuit of Pancho Villa. This event became the first United States air-combat mission in history. March
We’re familiar with the Ides of March thanks to William Shakespeare and Julius Caesar, but what about the other eleven months? Do they have ides?