1925: France renegotiates its debt from WWI France tried to renegotiate its war debt of $4,000,000,000, citing that the French government could not pay without…

1779: Captain John Paul Jones defeats British and Utters Now Famous Phrase During the Revolutionary War, the British man-of-war HMS Serapis clashed against the American…

1862: President Abraham Lincoln Issues the Emancipation Proclamation Following the Union victory (draw) at Antietam (Sharpsburg), the President’s proclamation freed all slaves who were still…

1939: President Roosevelt Again Attempts to Revoke the Neutrality Acts Having grown war-weary after WWI, Americans thought at the time that the best answer to…