Millions of Americans will take time out to honor our military on the traditional time of 11:11 a.m. on November 11. But there was a time when Congress tried to move the holiday, only to face several years of strong public resistance.
It was on this day in 1775 that the Continental Congress officially created the Marines to lead the fight “on land and at sea” for independence from the British.
On November 6, 1860, voters in the United States went to the polls in an election that ended with Abraham Lincoln as President, in an act that that led to the Civil War. But Lincoln’s actual victory didn’t happen on that day, and his victory wasn’t assured for months.
On November 5, 1940, President Franklin D. Roosevelt won a third term in office in an unprecedented act that would be barred by a constitutional amendment a decade later.
Presidents James Knox Polk and Warren Gamaliel Harding have one thing in common aside from a stay in the White House: the same November 2 birthday. Beyond that, the men took different paths in their public lives.
John Adams is one of the pivotal figures in American history, as a political philosopher, patriot, statesman, father – and the second President of the United States. So how much do you know this essential Founding Father on his birthday?
It’s hard to imagine America without the Statue of Liberty, but the icon of freedom didn’t make official public debut until this day in 1886.
Theodore Roosevelt was one of most dynamic Presidents in White House history, and on the occasion of his birthday, here are 10 fascinating facts about the 26th President.
On October 27, 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers is published in support of the newly signed Constitution.
On October 23, 1987, the United States Senate held one of the most-controversial votes on a Supreme Court nominee in its history, when it rejected Robert Bork’s appointment.