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This Day in History 1519 – After landing on the Yucatan peninsula in April, Spaniard Hernan Cortés and his troops marched into the interior of Mexico to the Aztec capital and took the Aztec emperor…

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This Day in History 1492 – Believing he had reached the Indies, Christopher Columbus’ expedition arrived in the Bahamas. Columbus was not the first European explorer to reach the Americas, having been preceded by the…


Siege of Yorktown

The Siege of Yorktown is recognized as the final major military action in the War for Independence. This three-week long battle (September 28-October 19, 1781) secured American independence after 6 years of active fighting. Some…


This Day in History September 25, 2017

This Day in History September 25, 2017 1493 – Columbus’ 2nd expedition to the New World http://www.enchantedlearning.com/explorers/page/c/columbus.shtml 1513 – Vasco Nüñez de Balboa, a Spanish conquistador, stood high atop a peak in the Darien, in…


This Day in History

This Day in History 1502 – Christopher Columbus landed at Honduras on his 4th and last voyage. He would retire a very wealthy man. 1634 – The first female religious leader in the American colonies…


This Day in American History

This Day in American History 1691 – Yorktown, VA was founded, named for the ancient city of York in Yorkshire, Northern England, as a port on the York River for English colonists to export tobacco…


This Day in American History

This Day in American History 1760 – The first Methodist preacher, Philip Embury, arrived in New York City on the Perry, which carried 70 passengers, half of whom were Methodists. With the assistance of Barbara…


Barbary Powers by Wallbuilders

Barbary Powers On August 3rd, more than two centuries ago in 1804, America was at war, engaged in the midst of conflict that lasted for more than three decades between Americans and Muslim Islamicists/terrorists, now…


This Day in American History

This Day in American History 1744 – Gerry Elbridge, Fifth Vice President of the US (1813—14), born at Marblehead, MA. He was a well-known “gadfly” and signer of the Declaration of Independence. His name became…


This Day in American History

This Day in American History 1526 – The first European settlement in what is now South Carolina, San Miguel de Guadalupe, was established by Lucas Vazsquez de Ayllon, who led some 500 or 600 settlers…