As a result of the SpanishAmerican War in 1898, the United States gained possession of the Philippines and made it a territory.
Twist in Time
A look at the amusing incidents of history by retired teacher Bill Coate, originator of the Madera Method.
The celebration of George Washington’s birthday is almost as old as the nation itself. After he died, the memorials proliferated until Congress finally acted in 1885 to make Feb.
William Harvey Carney was born in Norfolk, Va., in 1840 and attended a school for blacks which was conducted secretly by a local minister.
Mary Ann Walker was the daughter of a British locksmith and his wife, Caroline. At the time of her birth on Aug. 26, 1845, there was no indication that she would meet the end that she did 43 years later.
In 1893 the organizers of the Chicago World’s Fair were on the horns of a dilemma.
The battle for Iwo Jima during World War II is known as one of the most fiercely fought contests in military history. When the shooting was over in March 1945, more than 5,000 U.S.
In the 1750s, the inhabitants of the royal colony of Virginia cast wary eyes over the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains to the Ohio Country.