06FEB 2023
Year man landed on the moon

Year man landed on the moon

Navy test pilot, engineer, and Korean War veteran Neil Armstrong left the Navy in 1952, but continued in the Naval Reserve. He worked as an experimental test pilot for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (NACA) beginning in 1955, which evolved into NASA. Armstrong was assigned as an astronaut in 1962, and flew on the Gemini 8 mission in 1966, where he performed the first…

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02FEB 2023
Significance of Louisiana Purchase

Significance of Louisiana Purchase

US Postage Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase Focus Question: What was the importance of the Louisiana Purchase? For more information on the Louisiana Purchase and Thomas Jefferson s Presidency, see United States History USI.22 The Louisiana Purchase Treaty Overview For a long…
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29JAN 2023
Summary of Pearl Harbor movie

Summary of Pearl Harbor movie

Non-free media information and use rationale – non-free film poster – true for Pearl Harbor (film) Description This is a poster for Pearl Harbor . The poster art copyright is believed to belong to the distributor of the film, Touchstone Pictures, the publisher of the film or the graphic artist. Further…
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25JAN 2023
Origins of the American Revolution

Origins of the American Revolution

In 1781, as the American Revolution raged, a Connecticut magazine reported that a spectral George Whitefield (1714-1770) had appeared over a regiment of British troops, including Benedict Arnold. So frightened were these British regulars, the magazine claimed, that they burned their British finery. Those…
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21JAN 2023
1763 in American History

1763 in American History

The Treaty of Paris of 1763 that ended the Seven Years’ War provided Great Britain with enormous territorial gains. Under the treaty, Canada and the entire present-day United States east of the Mississippi came under British control. With the official end of the war, Anglo-American colonists began to…
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17JAN 2023
American Civil War events

American Civil War events

Decades of Division The Civil War was the culmination of a series of confrontations concerning the institution of slavery. 1820 | The Missouri Compromise This 1856 map shows the line (outlined in red) established by the Missouri Compromise. (Library of Congress) In the growth years following the 1803…
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13JAN 2023
Show me Abraham Lincoln

Show me Abraham Lincoln

From a humble log cabin to the White House. Photo: Lincoln Museum Today is the 206th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln s birth (1809-April 15, 1865). This year, 2015, is also the sesquicentennial of his assassination. Lincoln, our 16th president, is best known for guiding the country through the Civil War…
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09JAN 2023
Purpose of Manhattan Project

Purpose of Manhattan Project

Leo Szilard is one of the many historical characters who is distilled into Frank Winter’s personality. Szilard is one of the real characters of the Manhattan Project. A Hungarian émigré, he was the one who came up with the idea of the nuclear chain reaction, he was the one who urged the scientists self-censor their research, he was the one who got his friend Albert Einstein to write…

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05JAN 2023
Pearl Harbor Excursions

Pearl Harbor Excursions

The legacy of Pearl Harbor lives on, with Hawaii playing a critical role during the turn of events that reshaped world history. On this popular narrated tour of Pearl Harbor, the USS Arizona Memorial and other historic Honolulu landmarks, you will explore firsthand what happened on Dec. 7, 1941 and how it greatly impacted the outcome of World War II. The excursion begins at Pearl…

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