Cinco de Mayo: An American celebration for a Mexican victory

May 5, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Cinco de Mayo, commemorating Mexico’s victory over the invading French, has more significance to the U.S. than to Mexico, and in many ways.

Today in 1783: The Preliminary Articles of Peace, ending the Revolutionary War, are ratified

Apr 15, 2011 By: Jeremy Byellin

Today in 1783, the Preliminary Articles of Peace, which served as the framework for the final Treaty of Paris, were ratified by the Continental Congress.