Historical Happenings


Events that happened in the past are just that, in the past. Human history goes all the way back to 3000 bc. There’s a lot of content. What about the unsung heroes? The celebrations and hardships that aren’t taught in school? The little details about major events that no one learns about? The people who lived, loved, and eventually died with almost no one knowing the impact they had. Are they not worth learning about? Sit down, grab your coffee, and read a quick article telling you the story of someone who once lived on the same planet you now inhabit.

Never bring a gun to a cane fight: the almost assassination of President Andrew Jackson

The first ever assassination attempt on a president took place on January 30, 1835. Richard Lawrence hid behind a pillar at the capital, awaiting President Andrew Jackson. The 67-year-old president emerged from the House chamber and Lawrence took his shot. What he hadn’t planned was for his gun to misfire.  Lawrence was born in EnglandContinue reading “Never bring a gun to a cane fight: the almost assassination of President Andrew Jackson”

Camryn Cutinello



Camryn is a senior journalism student at Columbia College Chicago. She is the co-editor-in-chief of the Columbia Chronicle.

She is an avid writer, contributing articles to the chronicle. Camryn has always had a passion for history, and teaching others about the events that have led to the modern era.

Camryn was born in the suburbs outside of Chicago. She enjoys yoga, hiking, and taking photos in nature.


Camryn loves to connect with people and loves to collaborate with others.