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The Gettysburg Address

This day in 1863, on a Thursday afternoon, President Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania,…

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Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis

On this very day in 1860, Abraham Lincoln is elected the 16th president of the United States over a deeply divided Democratic Party, becoming the…

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Mao Zedong, the Long March and Chinese Civil War

On Oct. 16 in 1934 the “Long March,” a tactical retreat of Mao Zedong and 60,000 Communist supporters, commences. The embattled Communists had broken through…

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Elections – Lincoln v McClellan and the Civil War

On this day in 1862, Confederate General Robert E. Lee deals a stinging defeat to Union General John Pope at the Second Battle of Bull…

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Missouri Becomes the 24th State and a Slave State

On this day in 1821, Missouri enters the Union as the 24th state, and the first located entirely west of the Mississippi River. Statehood came…

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Politics at its Worst

On this day in 1856, the caning of abolitionist Sen. Charles Sumner (R-MA) is administered on the floor of the United States Senate at the…

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