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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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The Battle for Texas

On this day in 1846, Congress declares war on Mexico at the request of newly-minted President James K. Polk. The conflict centered on the independent…

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Civil War in Lebanon

On this day in 1983, the U.S. embassy in Beirut, Lebanon, is almost completely destroyed by a car-bomb explosion that kills 63 people, including the…

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The Flow of Blood from Fort Sumter

On this day in 1861, the Confederate bombardment of Fort Sumter near Charleston, SC, the resulting battle and eventual surrender by the US Army mark…

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The War that Ended Yet the Battles are Still Fought

On this day in 1865, with his army surrounded and his men weak and exhausted, Robert E. Lee realizes there is little choice but to…

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