Author: Staff writer

Staff writer

Samuel Clemens was born in Florida, Missouri. He has written for various publications, including the Territorial Enterprise, The Sacramento Union, and New York Saturday Press. He enjoys steamboat rides and making hilarious observations about human nature.

March 18, 1850: Henry Wells and William Fargo found American Express

When a bucket managed to spark a major battle

March 14, 1794: Eli Whitney obtains cotton gin patent

Viking raids and marine exploration were all made possible because of tar

The notorious Benedict Arnold became a U.S. traitor for a pretty selfish reason

Beer is older than we thought

The most killer quotes from history’s first empowered first lady, Eleanor Roosevelt

March 10, 1969: James Earl Ray admits to murdering Martin Luther King, Jr.

March 9, 1796: French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte marries Josephine de Beauharnais