Congress · Japan · Roosevelt · Second World War · Senate · United States

December 8, 1941 – Sole No Vote Cast for War

Pacifist (noun): a person who believes that war and violence are unjustifiable. I have known a number of people that call themselves pacifists in my day and even those people are willing to let others do violence on their behalf. They claim that they would call the cops if someone were to try and hurt… Continue reading December 8, 1941 – Sole No Vote Cast for War

1800s · Civil War · Presidents · United States · US Civil War

December 4, 1867 – The Order of Patrons of Husbandry Founded

I did not grow up in the city and I remember seeing Grange Halls around growing up. I always thought it was a place to meet, gather, and have a party. To be honest, until today I still did not know what a Grange was or what they did. I knew they had something to… Continue reading December 4, 1867 – The Order of Patrons of Husbandry Founded

Boston · Lincoln · Presidents · United States · US Civil War

November 21, 1864 -President Lincoln Allegedly Writes to Mrs. Bixby

Every so often, a moment in history jumps out at me. This is one of those moments to me. A heartfelt letter to a grieving mother from a grieving Commander-in-Chief. In 1864, the Governor of Massachusetts, John A. Andrew wrote to the President about a grieving mother. Linda Bixby was not only a grieving mother;… Continue reading November 21, 1864 -President Lincoln Allegedly Writes to Mrs. Bixby