Can you imagine traveling hundreds of treacherous miles in search of gold only to find nothing? Well, at one point in history, over 100,000 people did! In 1896, prospectors left their hometowns to pursue gold reportedly found in the Canadian Yukon Territory.
Many can say they’ve heard this famous statement, “We hold these truths to be self-evident; that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness..." These words are from the Declaration of Independence.
A hot summer day calls for the perfect beverage. Nowadays, we’re quick to grab iconic drinks like Gatorade to replenish our bodies with electrolytes. However, you might be wondering what they used to drink back in the olden days to stay hydrated in hot weather. The answer? Hay-makers switchel.
You’ve probably heard of D-Day, one of the most significant military invasions in human history that took place during World War II (1939-1945). If it weren’t for this ambitious, high-stakes military plan, the Allies may have lost the war and failed to set the future free from Germany’s destructive control.
Adventurous, independent, and determined are all characteristics of America’s famous female aviator, Amelia Earhart. On May 20, 1932, she became the first woman to fly solo, nonstop, across the Atlantic Ocean.