George Frideric Handel – Famous Composer from the 1700s

June 18, 2019

Portrait of Georg Friedrich Handel (Halle, 1685-London, 1759), German composer. Painting by Philippe Mercier (1689-1760), 1720. Detail. Halle, Haendel-Haus Sourc...

The Mutiny That Created Washington, D.C.

June 11, 2019

At the end of the Revolutionary War, veterans from the Continental Army wanted to get paid and wouldn't take no for an answer. The result was one of the first major confronta...

Who Was The First American To Circumnavigate The Globe?

April 11, 2019

At the end of the War of Independence, the United States was bustling with the energy of a new nation. Opportunities were seen abroad for American expansion an...