On the first Thanksgiving Day, the Pilgrims began a custom of placing five grains of corn at the table so that the reason for their rejoicing might not be forgotten. Five grains of corn was the daily ration during those desperate days before the harvest when food was scarcely to be had.
Whether Oswald was, in fact, the lone killer of President John F. Kennedy, part of a conspiracy, and/or the fall guy or "patsy" he claimed to be, there remain half a century later a number of unanswered questions that the Warren Commission either ignored or glossed over.
Six score and 30 years ago, the 16th president of the United States delivered an address at the site of the major Civil War battle in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Our contemporary federal government is at least as tyrannical as the government of England in 1776, yet we continue to suffer the "long train of abuses." By Joe Wolverton, II, J.D.
On May 29, 1787, the delegates gathered at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia got down to the business of hammering out a government for the United States of America.
In 1854, Wisconsin rejected the federal Fugitive Slave Act, which mandated Northern states return Southern slaves without due process, demonstrating both the validity and usefulness of nullification.
April 19 marks the 20th anniversary of the Waco, Texas, massacre of Branch Davidian church members at the organization's Mount Carmel compound. Some 82 Davidians (including 26 children) and four ATF agents were killed in two related episodes.
April 18 is the 238th anniversary of the ride of Paul Revere to warn patriots of the march of British soldiers toward Lexington and Concord.