Welcome to America Comes Alive!, a site I created to share little-known stories of America’s past. These stories are about Americans—people just like you—who have made a difference and changed the course of history. Look around the site and find what inspires you.

This Day in History

On September 23, 1846 German astronomer Johann Gottfried Galle discovered the planet Neptune at the Berlin Observatory.  The planet has a diameter four times that of Earth, and it has eight known moons and a ring system.  In 1989, the U.S. spacecraft Voyager 2 was the first human spacecraft to visit Neptune.


"What can one person do?"
Read some of the stories on this site; you'll see that they revolve around single individuals who worked toward change.

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has." - Margaret Mead

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