Monday, September 28, 2020
mount rushmore

Hugh Earnhart digs into the history of Mount Rushmore. Learn how the idea began, the faces were chosen and the work was completed.

Washington decided on a bold stroke of military strategy to win the Battle of Trenton on December 26, 1776.
women in history sign

On June 4, 1919, the 19th Amendment passed the Senate and was submitted to the states, allowing women to vote. Learn what it took to get there.
Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Probably the most revolutionary of all the New Deal undertakings was the Social Security Act. Find out how it was created, amended and finally passed.
republican elephant and democrat donkey

Learn more about how two major parties — Democrat and Republican ­­­— came to dominate the national elections in the United States.
historical image of a reaper

Find out how Cyrus H. McCormick developed the reaper and revolutionized grain farming in the 1800s.
kid on a train

"Orphan trains" were one of many remedies to try to unravel the plight of poverty in the cities of America in the mid-19th century and early 20th century.
doctor

Although the Mayo Clinic grew beyond the lives of its creators, it's important to remember it was built on the practices and ideas of three individuals.
train

The post office created the Railway Post Office (RPO) in 1869. Learn more about the innovations that made it possible and how it evolved over time.
meriwether lewis

Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the rest of the Corps of Discovery were the first white men to cross the western half of the U.S. in 1804.