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Freedom’s Martyr

On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was assassinated by well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth while attending the…

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Coming to Terms With Appomattox

On April 9th, 1865, with his army surrounded and his men weak and exhausted, Robert E. Lee realizes there is little choice but to consider…

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Peace With Honor?

On March 29th, 1973, the last remaining American combat troops pulled out of Vietnam, ending direct US military involvement in the war following the signing…

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Like a Living Torch

On this day in 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City consumes the lives of 146 garment workers; 123 women and 23…

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Jan Masaryk: A Very Tidy Man

On March 10th, 1948, the nascent communist-controlled government of Czechoslovakia reports that Foreign Minister Jan Masaryk has committed suicide. The story of the non-communist Masaryk’s…

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Operation Meetinghouse

On March 9th, 1945, the Army Air Corps launches Operation Meetinghouse, generally referred to as the Tokyo Firebombing. The night of March 9-10, 334 B-29…

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