On This Day in History: June 28, 1787

  In June, 1787, The Constitutional Convention was in full swing in Philadelphia. Do you know how many delegates attended the Constitutional Convention? Do you know how many delegates signed the Constitution? Who was the olderst delgate? Who was the youngest delegate? (Answers at the bottom) The Constitutional Convention was called in an effort to [...]

By | 2017-07-05T13:34:56+00:00 June 28th, 2017|Categories: Library, Updates|0 Comments

Fathers & Education

Let's take a look at some of the men in America's history--including our Founders, most of whom were fathers. Their writings reveal that they believed a knowledge of and reliance on the Scriptures was an important part of being a father. In fact, a young Daniel Webster recounted a conversation he had with an elderly [...]

By | 2017-06-22T11:57:44+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Updates|0 Comments

June 14th in History

June 14th is the birthday of the Army, created by the Continental Congress on June 14, 1775. The next day, George Washington was elected Commander-in-Chief and soon issued orders that set the tone for the military, including one declaring: The blessings and protection of Heaven are at all times necessary but especially so in times [...]

By | 2017-06-22T11:39:49+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Updates|0 Comments

The “Red Tails”

In 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt, anticipating possible war in Europe, started a pilot training program for civilians which was also opened to black Americans, and the 1940 Selective Training and Service Act allowed blacks to be drafted. The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of black pilots trained as part of the US Army Air Corps. [...]

By | 2017-06-22T11:23:28+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Updates|Tags: |0 Comments

What Hath God Wrought

On May 24, 1844, a seismic breakthrough occurred: the first telegraphic message was transmitted between cities. People in two separate and distant geographic locations could instantly communicate with each other! What was that first message? It was a Bible verse: Numbers 23:23 "What hath God wrought!" Such a message today likely would be met with [...]

By | 2017-06-22T11:09:04+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Updates|0 Comments

Celebrating Mother’s Day!

Hopefully, we already show appreciation for moms all year long, but Mother's Day is a great day to go a step beyond and do something special for mothers! In celebration of Mother's Day, we wanted to share with you some fun facts about its history: American celebrations of mothers were held prior to the official [...]

By | 2017-06-22T10:46:46+00:00 June 22nd, 2017|Categories: Updates|0 Comments

America Responds to Victory

V-E (Victory in Europe) Day is commemorated on May 8, 1945. One day earlier, German forces unconditionally surrendered to the Allies, signaling the end of most fighting in Europe -- although fighting would continue against Japan for an additional 3 months. President Harry Truman addressed the nation, reading his proclamation calling for a day of [...]

By | 2017-06-20T14:53:25+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Updates|0 Comments

Jefferson and Library of Congress

Most Americans are very familiar with the Library of Congress and its massive collection of millions of books, documents, recordings, photographs, sheet music, and manuscripts. But few know how Thomas Jefferson is connected to the library. On April 24, 1800, Congress approved moving the federal government to Washington DC and granted resources for a congressional [...]

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America’s Founders on Easter

Easter is celebrated across the world as one of the most significant Christian holy days -- as a time when we pause to remember the great sacrifice of Jesus on the cross as well as the ultimate triumph of His resurrection. America's Founding Fathers often commented on Easter. For example, Charles Carroll, signer of the [...]

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Religious Messages from WWI

On April 6, 1917, the US entered World War I, providing much needed troops to a war effort that cost millions of lives across the world. In a speech calling for a declaration of war, President Woodrow Wilson used a phrase that would summarize America's intent in becoming involved in this and future conflicts: "The [...]

By | 2017-06-20T13:48:38+00:00 June 20th, 2017|Categories: Updates|0 Comments