In the mid-1850s, Kansas was set to apply for statehood in the US, but disagreements about freedom and slavery caused a bloody situation…
In 1999, an F117A Nighthawk nicknamed “Something Wicked” was shot down while flying a combat mission for NATO…
In 1965, the Selma to Montgomery marches were held in Alabama to increase attention to unfair voting practices.
The Great Escape, a 1963 war movie, was based on the true story of an incident that occurred in 1944.
In 1775, the phrase “Give me liberty, or give me death!” was reportedly stated by Patrick Henry, an American politician from Virginia.
Tara Lipinski, an American ice skater, became the youngers women’s World Figure Skating Champion in 1997.
In 1973, the Iditarod Trail race for sled dogs was first held in Alaska. In 1985, Libby Riddles became the first female musher to win the contest.
In 1945, as World War II was nearing its end, the USS Franklin (nicknamed “Big Ben”) was nearly sunk near the islands of Japan.
In 1926, Dr. Robert Goddard constructed and launched the first liquid-fueled rocket, which earned him recognition in the scientific world.
In 1916, the Pancho Villa Expedition launched by the United States with orders to locate, defeat, and capture Mexican commander Pancho Villa.