U.S. Senator Charles Carroll condemned the British Government's oppressive taxes, and led the Tea Party movement in Maryland, helping to set fire to the British ship carrying tea, the Peggy Stewart in 1774.
The Battle of Gettysburg ended JULY 3, 1863, with over 50,000 casualties. "We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain - that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom - and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
One bullet grazed his elbow, but a second lodged in the back of President James Garfield, who was shot JULY 2, 1881, as he waited in the Washington, D.C., train station. Garfield had only been in office for four months.
Fort Caroline was founded by French Christians known as Huguenots, who came to America for religious freedom. On JUNE 30, 1564, they set a day of Thanksgiving and offered the first Protestant prayer in North America.
Many Presidential Addresses have occured on this day in honor of God, American courage, and American sacrifice for country. Read some of the greatest quotes from Presidential Addresses given by Calvin Coolidge, Herbert Hoover and Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Born MAY 29, 1917, John F. Kennedy was awarded the Navy's medal of heroism during World War II and the Pulitzer Prize for his book Profiles in Courage. He was the youngest elected President, serving just over 1,000 days before being assassinated.