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We can’t let the home of one of the great heroes of the American Revolution be demolished.

The farmhouse of General John Glover, one of the great heroes of the American Revolution, is scheduled to be demolished after July 1, 2024.

John Glover and the men of Marblehead saved the Continental Army several times, and then helped it cross the Delaware to victory at Trenton and Princeton.

Many historians and the author of a recent book have seriously misjudged the influential former vice president and cabinet secretary.

Classic Essays from Our Archives

Ike's Son Remembers George S. Patton Jr. | Summer 2012, Vol 62, No 2

By John D. Eisenhower

The author, who once served under General Patton and whose father, Dwight D. Eisenhower, was Patton's commanding officer, shares his memories of "Ol' Blood and Guts"

Gen. George Patton

"The Sparck of Rebellion" | Winter 2010, Vol 59, No 4

By Douglas Brinkley

Badly disguised as Indians, a rowdy group of patriotic vandals kicked a revolution into motion

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Growing Up Colored | Summer 2012, Vol 62, No 2

By Henry Louis Gates Jr.

The noted writer and educator tells of his boyhood in the West Virginia town of Piedmont, where African Americans were second-class citizens but family pride ran deep.

Henry Louis Gates and family

Who Invented Scalping? | April 1977, Vol 28, No 3

By James Axtell

In recent years many voices—both Native-American and white—have questioned whether Indians did in fact invent scalping. What is the evidence?

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The Treasure From The Carpentry Shop | December 1979, Vol 31, No 1

By David McCullough

THE EXTRAORDINARY ORIGINAL DRAWINGS OF THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE

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    Today in History

  • MLK shot in Memphis

    Civil Rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is assassinated at the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray. Ray would be captured at London's Heathrow Airport a few months later, convicted of the murder, and charged with a 99 year sentence. 

  • NATO established

    Twelve North American and European states sign the North Atlantic Treaty in Washington, D.C., formally establishing NATO. In Article 5, the treaty calls for the mutual defense policy whereby an attack on any NATO ally would signify an attack on the entire alliance.

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