August 19, 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the German U-boat U-27 by the British Q-ship HMS Baralong — an infamous and barbaric act in which the British completely disregarded the Cruiser Rules of warfare.
The United Nations has published documents key to its founding, presenting a revised version of the organization's history.
Many of us know that the well-known phrase "pursuit of happiness" is one of the "inalienable rights" cited by Thomas Jefferson in the Declaration of Independence, alongside "life" and "liberty." But how many know where the phrase came from (Jefferson was not the originator) or have reflected on the full meaning of this important right?
On June 20, 1787, Oliver Ellsworth warned against the dangers of a con-con and reminded delegates of the superiority of states.
On June 4, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention debated the number and the powers of the proposed president.
On June 3, 1781, Jack Jouett set out on a dangerous midnight ride to warn Thomas Jefferson of an impending British attempt to capture him.