January 21, 2021

USS Nautilus (SS-571)

January 17, 2021

Farewell address by President Eisenhower

On January 17, 1961, in this farewell address, President Dwight […]
January 13, 2021

"…making an alteration in the Flag…"

Approved by President George Washington on January 13, 1794, this […]
January 9, 2021

Whistler’s Etching of Anacapa Island

Dismissed from his job as a draftsman with the U.S. […]
January 5, 2021

Drawing for a Game Board

Patented January 5, 1904, this is the printed patent drawing […]
January 1, 2021

Emancipation Proclamation

President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, […]
December 24, 2020

Treaty of Ghent

This treaty, signed on December 24, 1814, ended the War […]
December 20, 2020

"Proclamation: To the People of New Orleans,"

Following Senate ratification of the Louisiana Purchase in October, 1803, […]
December 16, 2020

"The Destruction of Tea at Boston Harbor…"

In protest of new restrictions on the tea trade imposed […]
December 12, 2020

USS Panay — Sunk on December 12, 1937

December 9, 2020

FDR’s "Day of Infamy" Speech

On December 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attacked […]
December 5, 2020

Threat of Bioterrorism in 1775

During the seige of Boston in the early part of […]
November 27, 2020

"Buffalo Bill" Cody’s Land Entry File

Dated November 26, 1903, this is the serial patent land […]
November 23, 2020

Washington’s Thanksgiving Day Proclamation

On October 3, 1789, President George Washington issued a proclamation […]
November 19, 2020

Gettysburg Address

Perhaps the most famous battle of the Civil War took […]
November 15, 2020

The Articles of Confederation

After considerable debate and alteration, the Articles of Confederation were […]
November 11, 2020

Armistice, 1918

World War I came to end with the Armistice declared […]
November 7, 2020

Representative Jeannette Rankin

On November 7, 1916, Jeannette Rankin was the first woman […]
November 3, 2020

Report on the Trans-continental Motor Convoy

Dated November 3, 1919, this is Lt. Col. Dwight D. […]
October 30, 2020

"Cranks, Crack-pots" and "Martians"

On October 30, 1938, the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS) broadcast […]