July 5th: The Ratification of the Twenty-sixth Amendment

On July 5, 1971, a landmark change in American democracy was cemented when President Richard Nixon formally certified the Twenty-sixth Amendment to the United States…

This Week’s Historical Facts

July 4th: Independence Day

June 30, 2023
The 4th of July, known as Independence Day, is a momentous holiday in American history that commemorates the nation’s declaration of independence from British rule. On July 4, 1776, the…
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July 3rd: The Louisiana Purchase

June 30, 2023
July 3rd holds a significant place in American history due to the landmark event known as the Louisiana Purchase. On this day in 1803, the United States finalized the acquisition…

Notable Births & Passings

June 25th: The Murder of Stanford White

June 23, 2023
On the evening of June 25, 1906, at the rooftop theater of Madison Square Garden, a shocking event unfolded that would grip the nation. Millionaire Harry Kendall Thaw shot and…

May 8th: Harry S. Truman Is Born

May 8, 2023
Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States, was born on May 8, 1884, in Lamar, Missouri. Truman grew up in Independence, Missouri, and after high school, he…