It appears that a large percentage of American adults had not been paying attention when the Constitution was taught to them in school. Or perhaps they just never received a civics lesson.
On this day 20 years ago, Columbine High School students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold murdered 12 classmates and one teacher in a mass shooting. They injured 21 additional people, and three more were injured while attempting to escape the school. After exchanging gunfire with responding police officers, the pair subsequently committed suicide. In addition […]
On this day in 1995, a domestic terrorist truck bombing on the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City kills 168 people and injures 680 others; among the dead were 19 children from the building’s day care center. It remains the deadliest home-grown terror attack in US history, and was the most lethal […]
On this day in 1983, the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, is almost completely destroyed by a car-bomb explosion that kills 63 people, including the suicide bomber and 17 Americans. The terrorist attack was carried out in protest of the U.S. military presence in Lebanon. In 1975, a bloody civil war had erupted in Lebanon, […]
On this day in 1790, Benjamin Franklin, American printer and publisher, author, inventor and scientist, and diplomat, passes away from Pleurisy in his beloved Philadelphia. One of the foremost of the Founding Fathers, Franklin helped draft the Declaration of Independence and was one of its signers, represented the United States in France during the American […]
On this day in 1946, Arthur Chevrolet, an auto racer and the brother of Chevrolet auto namesake Louis Chevrolet, commits suicide in Slidell, Louisiana; he was 61. Older brother Louis was born in Switzerland in 1878, while Arthur’s birth year has been variously listed as 1884 or 1886. By the early 1900’s, Louis and Arthur, […]