Category: History

The Summer of Love

On this day in 1967, the Monterey Pop Festival reaches its successful climactic day with memorable performances by Janis Joplin, The Grateful Dead, The Who, The Mamas and the Papas and the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Other notables appearing on the three-day bill included The Association, Simon & Garfunkle, The Animals, The Steve Miller Band, The […]

Lincoln: A House Divided

On this day in 1858, after receiving his fledgling Illinois Republican Party’s nomination for US Senate, Abraham Lincoln delivers his “House Divided” speech before 1,000 delegates in the Springfield Statehouse. The address drew sharp lines and set the tone for the rail splitter’s unsuccessful campaign for the seat, held by Democrat and Stephen A. Douglas, […]

The Stars and Stripes and Flag Day

Today’s date marks a notable confluence of coincidentally related events in history. To begin, it was on this day in 1777 that the Second Continental Congress passed the Flag Resolution, which held “Resolved, That the flag of the thirteen United States be thirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white […]