1776 Lee Resolution — 1 County | 237 years of History | 1 Milestone

1776 AD – Lee Resolution

Lee-ResolutionOn June 7, 1776, Richard Henry Lee of Virginia, introduced this resolution in the Second Continental Congress proposing independence for the American colonies.

Acting under the instruction of the Virginia Convention, Richard Henry Lee on June 7, 1776, introduced a resolution in the Second Continental Congress proposing independence for the colonies. The Lee Resolution essentially says in it’s simplest form, we the people cast-out our current mode of government, create a new confederate of at that time were 13 Coloies, and that we are willing to surcfice our lives , our property and our sacred honor to get it. This leads to the War of Independence from the British King and he’s corrupt democratic parlament. (more…)

The History of Valentine’s Day

St Valentine’s Day has roots in several different legends that have found their way to us through the ages. One of the earliest popular symbols of the Valentine’s day is Cupid, the Roman god of love, who is represented by the image of a young boy with bow and arrow. Several theories surround the history of Valentine’s Day. (more…)

Unveiling the Truth of 2012 Predictions

Recently the end of the Mayan Long Calendar has received a lot of attention because of
the belief that the date is closely linked in with the end of the world as we know it today. These 2012 predictions range from those on a celestial level to those on a much more earthly realm. One of the reasons why researchers of Mayan culture and mythology are so certain that this calendar means something is because of the exacting relevance and research that was put into studying the solar system and the corresponding important dates.
For example, the end of the calendar takes place at the end of the thirteenth baktun. The number thirteen was considered by the Mayan to be a very important and spiritual number. Not to mention the fact that December 21st, 2012, is not only the winter solstice, but is actually the date that a rare alignment will take place of the entire Milky Way. This is something that only occurs once every twenty five thousand years. The fact that the Mayans knew this date was going to be an important one for the alignment of the planets is not a coincidence. In fact, the Mayan culture has several components that are closely linked in with the study of astronomy. (more…)

The History of New Year’s Resolutions

The tradition of the New Year’s Resolutions goes all the way back to 153 B.C. Janus, a mythical king of early Rome was placed at the head of the calendar.
With two faces, Janus could look back on past events and forward to the future. Janus became the ancient symbol for resolutions and many Romans looked for forgiveness from their enemies and also exchanged gifts before the beginning of each year. (more…)

A Brief History of Christmas

Christmas is special. Christmas is magic. It is a time of warmth and peace. A season when we can revel unashamedly in nostalgia and tradition. The cynics amongst us have described Christmas as a period of preparations, invitations, anticipations, relations, frustrations, prostration and recuperation! But to most of us it is, above all else, a time of celebration. It always has been, and let’s hope it always will be. (more…)

The History of Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated in North America, generally observed as an expression of gratitude. The most common view of its origin is that it was to give thanks to God for the bounty of the autumn harvest. In the United States, the holiday is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. In Canada, where the harvest generally ends earlier in the year, the holiday is celebrated on the second Monday in October, which is observed as Columbus Day in the United States. (more…)

Treaty of Paris

In 1783 the Treaty of Paris officially ended the American Revolution. Although fighting had ended in 1781, a number of issues needed to be resolved in order for the United States to enjoy its status as a sovereign nation. Both sides agreed to meet in Paris, which was seen as a neutral location and one where all diplomats would be treated with respect.  (more…)


By: Dr. Trevor Smith
In 1914, World War I exploded into a major conflict as the great powers of Europe went to war with each other. By the end of the month the conflict would escalate into the most destructive in human history to-date. The war would last for four years, and result in more than twenty million killed. (more…)

Vicksburg Falls

By: Dr. Trevor Smith
In 1863, during the Civil War, the Union captured the city of Vicksburg, and also defeated a Confederate army at the Battle of Gettysburg. These two events were crushing blows to the South’s ability to fight the North. Although the war continued for almost two more years, July 1863 marked a clear turning point after which the South could no longer expect to with the war militarily. (more…)

The Battle of Normandy

By: Dr. Trevor Smith
In 1944, during World War II, American General Dwight D. Eisenhower directed five Allied assault divisions that landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. Known as D-Day, this event was history’s greatest naval invasion. It is considered by historians to be the most significant single action in the European theater of the war, and its success ensured the Allied victory. (more…)

February – This Month in History

By: Dr. Trevor Smith

In 1718 the first French settlers arrived at the mouth of the Mississippi River and began plantation farming. These settlers would be joined by French Haitians, known as Creoles, and the new colony grew and was named Orleans Nouveaux (New Orleans). Sugar cane became the dominant crop, which grew after new technology enabled sugar to be processed more efficiently. The city of New Orleans evolved to become this settlement’s primary port.


November in History

November 1
Sistine Chapel Opens
In 1512, after four years of work, the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, at the Vatican, was opened.  Painted by Michelangelo, the ceiling depicts biblical scenes and is one of the greatest examples of renaissance art. In 1535 Michelangelo began work on the altar area, which he completed in six years. (more…)