“Stonewall” Jackson was Wounded 150 Years Ago Today

Thomas Jonathan “Stonewall” Jackson was a famous Confederate General from the American Civil War. Jackson earned his nickname at the First Battle of Bull Run (First Manassas) on July 21, 1861. As the Confederate lines began to crumble under heavy Union assault, Jackson’s brigade provided crucial reinforcements on Henry House Hill, demonstrating the discipline he instilled in […]

109 Years Since The Wright Brothers Flew

It was 109 years ago today that the Wright brothers initiated the aerial age with the world’s first successful flights of a powered heavier-than-air flying machine. The Wright Flyer I was the product of  an extremely sophisticated four-year research and development program.  Orville and Wilbur Wright began the quest in 1899. After building and testing […]