Issued by President George Washington, at the request of Congress, on October 3, 1789 By the President of the United States of America, a Proclamation. Whereas it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favor; and—Whereas both… Read more »
On June 28, 1914, Serbian ultra-nationalist Gavril Princip assassinated Austro-Hungarian Archduke Ferdinand in Sarajevo, Bosnia.
Being an Atlanta, Georgia native, I watched with amused interest as the city experienced “Snowmageddon ’14” recently, as if it was the first time snow had ever fallen in Georgia. In fact, this event very closely paralleled the original Snow Jam ’82 event that happened while I was in college. I ran across a site that documents stories from this… Read more »
The McGuffey readers helped unite the nation. They were excellent for their time, and still worth finding for home schoolers. They could never be adopted in a public school today. The first words of the Soviet first grade readers were “For the joys of our childhood we thank our native land.” The McGuffey readers began with “No man can put… Read more »