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On this day in 1924, the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in New York City

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On November 28, 1925, the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee began broadcasting

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University of Missouri: An Evening with Former Columbia Mayor Brian Treece

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Benedictine College: Lincoln and the Kansas-Nebraska Act

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On this day in 1835, American author Mark Twain was born in Florida, Missouri

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On this day in 1955, Rosa Parks was arrested for breaching Montgomery, Alabama’s city segregation laws

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St. Joseph’s University: Bad Things Happen in Philadelphia – Street Diplomacy and the Struggle over Slavery

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Yeshiva University: Natural and Historical Right – Investigating the Israeli and American Declarations of Independence

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Happy National Cookie Day!

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On this day in 1782, 8th president Martin Van Buren was born in Kinderhook, New York

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Today marks the anniversary of the Japanese attack on the U.S. naval base at Pearl Harbor in Oahu, Hawaii

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On this day in 1830, American poet Emily Dickinson was born in Amherst, Massachusetts

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On this day in 1725, founding father George Mason was born in Fairfax County, Virginia

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On this day in 1745, founding father John Jay was born in New York, New York

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Happy Bill of Rights Day!

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On this day in 1773, the Boston Tea Party took place

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On this day in 1777, the first national Thanksgiving was celebrated

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On this day in 1732, Benjamin Franklin first published Poor Richard’s Almanack under the pseudonym of Richard Saunders

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Today marks the first day of winter

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George Washington resigned as commander-in-chief of the Continental Army following the official end of the Revolution.

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It’s Christmas Day

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28th president Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Virginia

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17th president Andrew Johnson was born in Raleigh, North Carolina

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The first New Year’s Eve “ball drop” in Times Square

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