This Day in History

Louis XVI Marries Marie Antoinette

On May 16, 1770, Louis-Auguste, the French Dauphin who would later become King Louis XVI, married the Austrian Archduchess Marie Antoinette. Their union, intended to solidify the alliance between France and Austria, became one of the most scrutinized and criticized partnerships during the turbulent times leading up to the French Revolution. The extravagant lifestyle and […]

The Boston Massacre Occurs 

On this day, tensions between American colonists and British soldiers reached a boiling point in Boston, Massachusetts. A confrontation between a mob and British troops led to the firing of shots by the soldiers, resulting in the deaths of five colonists. The event further fueled anti-British sentiment and contributed to the escalation of hostilities that […]