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The Man Whose Bad Handwriting Gave Us The Dollar Sign

He was, it turns out, a wealthy Irish businessman in New Orleans who went broke financing the American Revolution.

What Sort of Gift Do You Get for a 250th Anniversary?

I’ve been promoting awareness of the Sestercentennial of the American Revolution, in part by describing what happened in the American colonies 250 years ago and in part by using the word “sestercentennial” a lot. On Monday, 30 November,...Show More Summary

Oliver Pollock: The Man Who Invented the Dollar Sign

2 days agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

(Photo: Thomas E. Jacks/Find-a-Grave) The cause of the American Revolution was frequently short of men, commonly short of arms and other military supplies, and almost always deprived of cash. Wars--especially wars against great powers such as the United Kingdom--are expensive. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: November 18, 1777: The Earl of Chatham

William Pitt: [Speech on the Proposed Address to the Throne]( >I RISE, my Lords, to declare my sentiments on this most solemn and serious subject. It has imposed a load upon my...Show More Summary

"Hug a Congressman Day" Proposed as Congress Now More Widely Loved than Kittens

Washington, DC -- November 23, 2018. Remember 2015? Those were dark times. Congressional approval was at about 9%, which put it somewhere below  Communism, North Korea, Genghis Khan, and King George during the American revolution. Three...Show More Summary

Fidel Castro’s ‘American Comandante': PBS film recounts a forgotten revolutionary tale

The story of how a former circus clown from Toledo became a trusted commander in the Cuban revolution is one of the stranger interludes in the annals of Cuban-American friendship and betrayal. For a few years in the late 1950s and early 1960s, William Morgan was a swashbuckling celebrity — the Yankee comandante who helped […]

Liveblogging the American Revolution: November 15, 1777: Articles of Confederation Adopted [Articles of Confederation adopted]( >After 16 months of debate, the Continental Congress, sitting in its temporary capital of York, Pennsylvania, agrees to adopt the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union on this day in 1777. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: November 13, 1777: George Washington to William Heath

George Washington: [To William Heath,]( >Head Quarters, November 13, 1777. >Dear Sir: In my Letter of the 5th. in answer to yours of the 22d. Ulto. I mentioned, that it was not our interest to expedite the passage of the prisoners to England. Show More Summary

A Smart Weapon Revolution for the Infantry

Precision-guided weapons have revolutionized American airpower, enabling the kind of devastating strikes first seen in the 1991 Gulf War. To date, however, this revolution has largely happened outside the realm of ground combat. Especially for the infantry soldier, combat has changed little since World War II. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: November 12, 1777: Guy Carleton

John Burgoyne (1780): [The State of the Expedition from Canada](

Liveblogging the American Revolution: November 10, 1777: Shawnee Leader Cornstalk Murdered in Point Pleasant

WVPB: [November 10, 1777: Shawnee Leader Cornstalk Murdered in Point Pleasant]( >Shawnee leader Cornstalk was murdered while being held in captivity at Point Pleasant on November 10, 1777. Show More Summary

Quote of the Day

[Content Note: Homophobia.]"In fact, this President intends to get as many American children into the funnel of the sexual revolution as possible and make sure there's no possible escape—none whatsoever. He intends to close off every avenue from parents committed to biblical morality. Show More Summary

New York: The Elusive Medcef Eden of Golden Hill

The latest project without all that much particular point is turning out to identify the brewers of New York City during the American Revolution aka the War of Independence. So far we have learned about: - William D. Faulkner; - The Lispenards; and - The Rutgers. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: November 5, 1777: Alexander Hamilton and Horatio Gates

Pooja Nair: [Hamilton and Gates]( >In November 1777, a month before the planned moved to the Valley Forge encampment, Washington sent Hamilton on a sensitive diplomatic mission to General Horatio Gates. Show More Summary

British Counterfeiting During The American Revolution

Journal of the American Revolution: While it can be said that the British commanders, both Howe and Clinton, were certainly aware of the massive counterfeiting offensive, it seems that the actual execution of the plan was carried out on a “street” level. Using various methods of disseminating that counterfeit currency, some subtle, some very bold, […]

Wednesday links

Happy Guy Fawkes Day (tomorrow, actually), when God preserved us from the “secret contrivance and hellish malice of Popish conspirators”. British Counterfeiting During the American Revolution.  Why Do They Call It ’ Root Beer ?’ Parents...Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: November 2, 1777: John Paul Jones [John Paul Jones Sets Sail]( >he USS Ranger, with a crew of 140 men under the command of John Paul Jones, leaves Portsmouth, New Hampshire, for the naval port at Brest, France, where it will stop before heading toward the Irish Sea to begin raids on British warships. Show More Summary

Liveblogging the American Revolution: November 1, 1777: Thanksgiving

Continental Congress: [Thanksgiving Proclamation]( >Forasmuch as it is the indispensable duty of all men to adore the superintending providence of Almighty God; to acknowledge...Show More Summary

Juan Agudelo scored a ridiculous overhead kick for NE Revolution v DC United (Video)

American striker Juan Agudelo has long been hyped as a player to keep an eye on. Now 22, Agudelo has spent time at the likes of New York Red Bulls and Utrecht in Holland without ever really proving himself as the read deal. On Wednesday...Show More Summary

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