This Day in History

The Founding of the American Red Cross

On May 21, 1881, Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in Washington D.C., inspired by the international Red Cross movement she encountered in Europe during the Franco-Prussian War. The organization was established to provide emergency assistance, disaster relief, and education in the United States. Under Barton’s leadership, the American Red Cross played a critical […]

Shootout at the O.K. Corral

The legendary Gunfight at the O.K. Corral took place on October 26th, 1881, in Tombstone, Arizona. This iconic showdown involved lawmen Wyatt Earp, Doc Holliday, and others confronting a group of outlaws, becoming one of the most enduring tales of the American Wild West.

Pablo Picasso is Born

Renowned artist Pablo Picasso, whose innovative and influential work reshaped the art world, was born on October 25th, 1881. His extraordinary talent and creative vision laid the foundation for Cubism and other avant-garde movements, leaving an indelible legacy in the realm of visual arts.