The Boston Broad Street Riot of 1837

Go to and use code THEHISTORYGUY to get a 2-year plan plus 1 additional month with a huge discount. It’s risk free with Nord’s 30 day money-back guarantee! On June 11, 1837 a group of drunken volunteer firefighters stumbled into a funeral procession along Boston’s broad street. The Broad Street riot that followed includedContinue reading “The Boston Broad Street Riot of 1837”

D-Day Medics: Robert Wright and Kenneth Moore

On this day in history, June 8th, 1944, the fighting ceased around Angoville-au-Plain, where D-Day Medics Robert Wright and Kenneth Moore were treating wounded from both sides of the conflict in a church in France. Their service and heroism are history that deserves to be remembered.

USS Texas and Omaha Beach

On June 6, 1944, the allies prepared one of the most ambitious operations in military history: the landing of over 156,000 troops in Nazi-occupied France. D-Day remains the largest seaborne invasion in history. In addition to the troops that landed, over 190,000 naval personnel and more than 6,900 ships were involved in the landing. AmongContinue reading “USS Texas and Omaha Beach”

Pueblo Colorado: The Great Flood of 1921

The unique topography of what is called the “eastern foothills” of Colorado gives rise to a weather phenomenon called “cloudbursts.” A flood resulting from a cloudburst rises so quickly that it is usually described as a ‘wall of water.’ 100 years ago today the “great flood” of 1921 came during the transition of the AmericanContinue reading “Pueblo Colorado: The Great Flood of 1921”

Voyager 2 and the Grand Tour

Enjoy 10% off 6” and 8.5” MOVA Globes with code THEHISTORYGUY. Shop now on In 1964 engineers at NASAs jet propulsion laboratory noted that a rare alignment of four planets, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune, would occur in the late 1970s, allowing an unprecedented opportunity to have a single spacecraft visit several planets. NASAContinue reading “Voyager 2 and the Grand Tour”

The Brooklyn Bridge and the Gilded Age

The Brooklyn bridge represented the growth and might of the industrial age, and the coming of age of the United States, and its largest city. There is much that can be said of the Brooklyn bridge, but, marvel that it is, it also represented the novel challenges of an era of massive change, many contradictions,Continue reading “The Brooklyn Bridge and the Gilded Age”