As we close out the year, we’re taking a look back on the most popular posts published in 2019. And a huge THANK YOU to the National Archives staff who work so hard to share our love of history!
Two hundred and thirty years ago Congress passed the very first proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution. Ten of these eventually became the Bill of Rights.
For Women’s History Month, Danielle Sklarew writes about the famous aviator Amelia Earhart.
In commemoration of the 100th anniversary of D-day, Mitchell Yockelson tells the story of Maj. Philip Gage, who jumped from a C-47 transport plane into the pitch-black sky over Normandy in the early hours of June 6, 1944.
This story of the 19th Amendment was cross-posted on the websites of the Library of Congress, National Archives, and the Smithsonian’s American History Initiative.
Michael Hancock highlights John Hancock’s John Hancock.
Vincent Bartholomew looks at the history of women voting in the United States before the passage of the 19th Amendment.
In celebration of Jacqueline Kennedy’s 90th, Megan Huang sheds light on the life and legacy of the former First Lady.
Celebrating Women’s History Month, Michael Hancock’s post on Josephine Cobb’s story of spotting Abraham Lincoln in a photograph of Gettysburg lands in the number 3 spot.
The runner up is Megan Huang’s post on D-day. 2019 marked the 75th anniversary of the invasion of Normandy on June 6, 1944, one of the most important moments of World War II.
For the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, and the opening of the exhibit Rightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote, the post explaining suffrage was our most popular post of 2019!
Are you curious about what the most viewed posts in 2019 were? All these posts were published before 2019 but still get a ton of hits: