Whether you’re new to genealogy or you’ve been researching for years, you’ve probably run into at least one “brick wall” in your journey, that moment…
On 5 January 1933, construction on the Golden Gate Bridge officially began. A variety of engineers, architects, geologists, hydrologists, and city and…
📬 ISSUE #68: WASPs - On the morning of 7 December 1941, Cornelia Fort was giving a flying lesson over Honolulu, Hawaii. The weather was a mild 70…
On 15 February 1898 around 9:40 pm, an explosion caused the USS Maine to sink in the harbor of Havana, Cuba. That is all anyone can agree on regarding…
The United States Congress passed the Dawes Act on 8 February 1887. The act was named for its author, Senator Henry Dawes of Massachusetts. Also known…
On 20 January 1942, fifteen men met in an affluent suburb of Berlin to determine the “final solution of the Jewish question.” World War II was raging…
The scientific study of genetics began in 1854 with observations made by Gregor Johann Mendel. Of course, scientists expanded and deepened their…
The first issuance of an object known as a “travelers cheque” occurred on 1 January 1772, according to most sources. The inventor is credited as being…
If we’re lucky this will be the last Pandemic Holiday Season we experience in our lifetimes. It’s sure to be a quiet season for most of us this year…
On 17 December 1903, the first motor-powered, manned airplane was flown by none other than Wilbur and Orville Wright. Technically, Orville was the first…
The times were fraught with uncertainty for settlers on the western frontier of the original thirteen American colonies prior to the Revolutionary War…
Eli Whitney is one of those famous American inventors who have their names seared into the fabric of national history with his contribution to…