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.
Gail Borden, Jr., came up with the concept of a milk product that did not require refrigeration. He made it a reality by condensing the milk, and thereby launched a business that we still hear about almost 175 years later.
On June 5, 1968, Senator Robert Kennedy (D-New York) was shot just after winning the California Democratic presidential primary. He was considered the front runner at the time. He was shot while exiting through the kitchen at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. He died the next day.