This Week in American History: July 14th - 20th

This Week in American History: July 14th - 20th

July 14 1951 The George Washington Carver National Monument in Joplin, Missouri was founded by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, who donated $30,000 to the monument. It was the first national monument...
Rowenna Remulta
This Week in American History: July 7th - 13th

This Week in American History: July 7th - 13th

July 7 1930 Construction of the Hoover Dam began. Over the next five years, a total of 21,000 men would work ceaselessly to produce what would be the largest dam...
Rowenna Remulta
This Week in American History: June 30th - July 6th

This Week in American History: June 30th - July 6th

June 30 1936 Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, one of the best-selling novels of all time and the basis for a blockbuster 1939 movie was published. In tracing Scarlett O'Hara's...
Rowenna Remulta
This Week in American History: June 23rd - 29th

This Week in American History: June 23rd - 29th

June 23 1972 Title IX of the education amendments of 1972 is enacted into law. Title IX prohibits federally funded educational institutions from discriminating against students or employees based on...
Rowenna Remulta
This Week in American History: June 16th - 22nd

This Week in American History: June 16th - 22nd

June 16 1884 The first roller coaster in American opened at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York. Known as a Switchback Railway, it traveled six miles per hour and cost...
Rowenna Remulta
This Week In American History: June 9th - 15th

This Week In American History: June 9th - 15th

June 9 1772 In an incident regarded as the first naval engagement of the American Revolution John Brown, an American merchant angered by high British taxes on his goods, and other...
Rowenna Remulta
This Week In American History: June 2nd - 8th

This Week In American History: June 2nd - 8th

June 2    1886 President Grover Cleveland became the first sitting president to marry in the White House when he married Frances Folsom, a young woman 27 years his junior....
Rowenna Remulta
This Week in American History: May 26th - June 1st

This Week in American History: May 26th - June 1st

May 26 1927 Henry Ford and his son Edsel drove the 15 millionth Model T Ford out of their factory, marking the famous automobile’s official last day of production. Introduced in...
Rowenna Remulta
This Week In American History: May 19th - 25th

This Week In American History: May 19th - 25th

May 19 1883 William F. “Buffalo Bill” Cody opened Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show in Omaha, Nebraska. His partner that first season was a dentist and exhibition shooter, Dr. W.F....
Rowenna Remulta
This Week In American History: May 12th - 18th

This Week In American History: May 12th - 18th

May 12 1903 President Theodore Roosevelt’s trip to San Francisco was captured on moving-picture film, making him one of the first presidents to have an official activity recorded in that...
Rowenna Remulta
This Week In American History: May 5th - 11th

This Week In American History: May 5th - 11th

May 5 1848 House Speaker Robert Winthrop of Massachusetts signed a resolution bestowing a third Congressional Gold Medal on Army Maj. Gen. Zachary Taylor. Taylor’s three medals were awarded within...
Rowenna Remulta
This Week In American History: April 28th - May 4th

This Week In American History: April 28th - May 4th

April 28 1941 The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled that under the 1887 Interstate Commerce Act, African Americans were entitled to equal passenger accommodations on the nation’s railroads. Rep. Arthur...
Rowenna Remulta