In late 1941, the crew of the Pan American “Pacific Clipper” (Boeing 314 flying boat) made a historic, emergency flight around the world just to get home.
French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte was without a doubt one of the most brilliant leaders in history. Nevertheless, his Invasion of Russia in 1812 was one of the worst military disasters ever undertaken.
The Haitian Revolution was the largest, most successful slave rebellion in the Western World. Black slaves initiated a rebellion in 1791 and by 1803, they’d ended not just slavery, but achieved independence over French colonial rule.
Most every Christian throughout the world is familiar with the English King James version of the Holy Bible. Most believe, or have been taught, that it is contains the ONLY books of the Old and New Testament ever written. But in fact, it contains only the church approved books by the Protestant, Catholic or OrthodoxContinue reading “The Lost, Banned Books of the Bible”
Most Americans go about thinking they know their patriotic historical facts, as taught to them when they were in school. But here are FIVE commonly mistaken or unknown facts about American history:
The fate of immigrants arriving in New York City’s infamous Ellis Island, around the turn of the century, depended on a quick 2 minute physical and their answers to 29 pivotal questions.
There are few images more American in United States history than of the famous Pony Express. In just 9-10 days, young riders carried the mail by horseback over 1,966 miles from Missouri to California. This relay system crossed eight states and territories, the fastest east-west communication possible across the Wild West frontier of 1860. JustContinue reading “The Fast and Fierce Life of the Pony Express”
Anyone who’s had to give a talk or make a speech in public knows how intimidating and challenging it can be! The most famous speeches are a combination of impeccable writing and a polished delivery. Some of great speeches have been given either by charismatic speakers of the day, or under adverse circumstances that madeContinue reading “10 Famous Lines from 10 Great Speeches”
How could the massive Inca Empire have been conquered by Francisco Pizarro and just 168 Spanish conquistadors? Pizarro and his men were the first Europeans to make contact with the vast Inca Empire, high in the Andes Mountains. In less than a decade, the Spaniards defeated the entire Incan army, hundreds of thousands of warriors strong.
On Nov. 10th, 1898, a white supremacist mob massacred African Americans in the city of Wilmington, North Carolina and deposed the duly-elected city and county government in a violent coup.