Thursday, October 23, 2008


On this day in 1781 Lord Cornwallis surrendered at

Yorktown to the combined French & American

Revolutionary forces under Genl. Washington.

It was the beginning of the great American republic

that lasted eighty years. When the British troops

left their trenches to stack arms, their bands

played "The World Turned Upside Down." General

Washington ordered worship services of thanksgiving

to God for his army.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Today in History

On this date in 1918 Sergeant Alvin C. York single-handedly killed 25 German soldiers, captured 132 more, and confiscated 35 machine guns while separated from his patrol. He hailed, of course, from Tennessee.