Happy Birthday America

In honor of the 4th of July I'm re-posting my 4th of July post from 2009.   Chester by William Billings became a  popular anthem during the American Revolution. Chester and Yankee Doodle were probably the most popular songs during the American Revolution.   Billings was an American composer born in Boston in 1746. He … Continue reading Happy Birthday America

Top 10: Interesting American History Facts

#10: Captain John Smith created the first U.S. tourism marketing campaign when he coined the term New England. #9: The first law code in the U.S. Dale's Code of Laws Divine, Morall, and Martial was enacted in 1611 in Jamestown. #8:  George Washington gave the shortest inaugural speech of any president. #7: The last letter written … Continue reading Top 10: Interesting American History Facts

Chester: An Early American Anthem

Chester by William Billings became a  popular anthem during the American Revolution. Chester and Yankee Doodle were probably the most popular songs during the American Revolution.   Billings was an American composer born in Boston in 1746. He is considered one of the foremost early American composers. Billings also penned David's Lamination, a song that … Continue reading Chester: An Early American Anthem