Marquette and Joliet Begin Their Search for the Father of Waters

By Daniel W. Sheridan

On May 17, 1673, Louis Joliet and Jacques Marquette begin their exciting journey to find the “Father of Waters.” Here’s the story. Jacques Marquette was born to a wealthy family in Laon, France, in 1637. Forsaking a life of comfort and prestige, he became…

Marquette and Joliet

Stealing Freedom

By Daniel Sheridan

#OTD, May 16, 1801, a leader in the anti-slavery movement, who survived an assassination attempt and is responsible for adding a refrigerator to the United States, is born. Who is he? Here’s the story. On May 16, 1801…

Stealing Freedom