173 years ago today Abraham Lincoln received a patent from the U.S. government.
66 years ago today the U.S. dropped from the air the first ever thermonuclear (The H-Bomb) device.
160 years ago today the United States government signed into law the Homestead Act.
80 years ago today the lights around NYC’s baseball fields went out, and the rest of the city would follow suit.
125 years ago today John Holland launched his new submersible, the Holland VI.
180 years ago today the first major Wagon Train dared to travel the treacherous Oregon Trail.
160 years ago Union ships attempted to sail up the James River to test the defenses around Richmond Virginia.
415 years ago today the site for the first permanent English settlement in the New World was decided upon.
160 years ago Robert Smalls stole the C.S.S. Planter and navigated to reach the safety of the blockading Union Navy.
230 years ago today American Adventure Captain Robert Gray sailed into what is now the Columbia River.
100 years ago today America claimed the Kingman Reef in the Pacific Ocean.
50 years ago today the United States began mining North Vietnamese ports.
145 years ago the first-ever Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show took place in the Westminster Hotel in Manhattan, New York.
30 years ago the Space Shuttle Endeavour blasted into space from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
185 years ago today a blacksmith in Grand Detour, Illinois, gave American farmers the first-ever credited steel plow.
80 years ago today, the first-ever naval battle took place in which no ship from either side saw their enemy.
70 years ago today, May 3, 1952, the first Americans landed on the North Pole.
53 years ago today the Queen Elizabeth II made her maiden voyage to the United States.
124 years ago today the American Asiatic Squadron decimated the decaying Spanish Fleet.
84 years ago today Porky the Pig introduced us to cartoon legend, Bugs Bunny.
160 years ago today the Stars and Stripes rose proudly over a very defiant southern city.
153 years ago today railroad history was made and has yet to be beaten.
80 years ago today the town of Pryor, Oklahoma was devastated by a massive tornado.
60 years ago today NASA made history, achieving the United States first ever landing of a spacecraft on another celestial body.
121 years ago today requirements for license plates on American cars became mandated.
127 years ago today man first circumnavigated the globe, and alone.
53 years ago today Palestinian assassin Sirhan Sirhan was found guilty, and sentenced to death.
133 years ago today some 50,000 men, women, and children, participated in the Oklahoma Land Rush.
50 years ago today, April 20, 1972, when Apollo 16 and her crew touched down on the surface of the Moon.
33 years ago today, April 19, 1989, tragedy struck the battleship U.S.S. Iowa.
80 years ago today the United States struck back at the Japanese Empire.
530 years ago today King Ferdinand II, Queen Isabella I, and Christopher Columbus made a bargain to discover the New World.
160 years ago today Congress passed a law emancipating, or freeing, all enslaved persons in the District of Columbia.
110 years ago today the “Unsinkable Ship” R.M.S. Titanic, slipped beneath the icy-cold waters.
194 years ago today Noah Webster registered the copyright for his American Dictionary.
Five years ago today the U.S. Air Force deployed the largest non-nuclear weapon in our available arsenal.
51 years ago today American diplomats stepped foot in China’s capital, Beijing.
160 years ago today the Bonnie Blue Flag of the Confederacy was lowered over Fort Pulaski.
69 years ago today moviegoers watched the premier of the first ever color movie in 3-D