On This Day: The American Flag Was Flown in Battle for the First Time

During a 1777 skirmish in Cooch’s Bridge, Delaware, General William Maxwell ordered the flag be raised.

On This Day: Sidney Poitier Was Born

The iconic African-American actor turns 91 today.

On This Day: Rosa Parks Was Born

The woman who sparked the Montgomery bus boycotts was born in Tuskegee.

On This Day: The Beatles Release "Love Me Do"

The Fab Four's first single merely hinted at the musical revolution to come.