"I shall never surrender or retreat." - William Barret Travis at the Alamo When Lt. Col. Travis wrote this in a letter addressed to the people of Texas, he was facing anywhere from 1800 - 6000 Mexican troops led by their charismatic and unforgiving general, Santa Anna. Travis' own troops numbered
Benjamin Franklin was one of the most practical inventors in history. He built many devices that were designed to help improve or solve everyday problems. Some of his inventions, like bifocal glasses, are well-known, while others are more obscure. Of the numerous inventions Franklin created, he did not patent a
The United States has had 44 presidents spanning well over 200 years. That’s more than enough time to gather some interesting facts about some of the nation’s leaders. We have put together some strange and interesting facts about the U.S. presidents which you may not have been taught in high school.