Well today I was dry. And I don’t mean alcohol, but with that said, I was dry there too. What I mean by dry is in reference to history, because I could not think of a subject to cover, so thanks to my father, he gave me my hook. “ Try that ‘ today in history’ routine.” He suggested. I thought about it, and it rang like a golden bell in my head. So, with it being June 18, I looked into seeing what big events possibly occurred on this day, and did I find a good one.
The War of 1812 began on this date, which was America’s last slugfest with Great Britain before we became permanent friends. President James Madison signed the US House of Representatives’ declaration into law after Britain committed a few acts that raised our patriotic pulse a touch, such as putting an economic blockade on France, forcing American seamen into the British Royal Navy, on top of Britain’s support for Native American tribes along the Great Lakes Frontier, which the last reason in hindsight, was not a good reason for war. The first two reasons were more than enough wood to start the fire, which raged throughout the country for the next two and a half years. The British invaded Washington and burned the White House. The cinder marks are still there, as well as the portrait of George Washington that Dolly Madison saved before the British arrived. The USS Constitution, “ Old Ironsides,” the flagship of the American Navy, defeated and captured the HMS Guerriere in a fierce sea battle in August of that same year, and General Andrew Jackson, “ Old Hickory”, defeated the British in a bloody engagement at the Battle of New Orleans in January of 1815, two weeks after the treaty that ended the war was signed.
So a very wise suggestion on my father’s part to see what transpired during this day in history; which was an event that started a whole rich tapestry of history.
So when in doubt, look around you. Your surroundings can speak volumes.

Well today I was dry. And I don’t mean alcohol, but with that said, I was dry there too. What I mean by dry is in reference to history, because I could not think of a subject to cover, so thanks to my father, he gave me my hook. “ Try that ‘ today in history’ routine.” He suggested. I thought about it, and it rang like a golden bell in my head. So, with it being June 18, I looked into seeing what big events possibly occurred on this day, and did I find a good one. The War of 1812 began on this date, which was America’s last slugfest with Great Britain before we became permanent friends. President James Madison signed the US House of Representatives’ declaration into law after Britain committed a few acts that raised our patriotic pulse a touch, such as putting an economic blockade on France, forcing American seamen into the British Royal Navy, on top of Britain’s support for Native American tribes along the Great Lakes Frontier, which the last reason in hindsight, was not a good reason for war. The first two reasons were more than enough wood to start the fire, which raged throughout the country for the next two and a half years. The British invaded Washington and burned the White House. The cinder marks are still there, as well as the portrait of George Washington that Dolly Madison saved before the British arrived. The USS Constitution, “ Old Ironsides,” the flagship of the American Navy, defeated and captured the HMS Guerriere in a fierce sea battle in August of that same year, and General Andrew Jackson, “ Old Hickory”, defeated the British in a bloody engagement at the Battle of New Orleans in January of 1815, two weeks after the treaty that ended the war was signed. So a very wise suggestion on my father’s part to see what transpired during this day in history; which was an event that started a whole rich tapestry of history. So when in doubt, look around you. Your surroundings can speak volumes.