Mine Barrage Used in Revolutionary War

American, David Bushnell invented a mine barrage consisting of floating kegs containing explosives, equipped with a gunlock and hammer that would ignite ships upon contact. Continue reading

Adoption of National US Flag

The Second Continental Congress of the United States of America Continue reading

John Howard

Howard was born in North London, either in Hackney or Enfield.[1] His father, also John, was a wealthy upholsterer at Smithfield Market in the city. Continue reading

Prison reformer of note

English philanthropist John Howard, when he becoming high sheriff of Bedfordshire in 1773, he toured the local jail. Continue reading