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.
The first American to create a sunscreen product was Florida pharmacist and former military airman Benjamin Green who developed a product to protect World War II soldiers stationed in the South Pacific. He later sold to Coppretone
On May 8,1945, Nazi Germany finally and fully surrendered, and Victory in Europe Day was declared by Great Britain and the U.S. celebrated Victory in Europe Day. People in both nations, as well as the residents of formerly occupied towns in Western Europe, rejoiced in the hard-won victory.