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From the Emancipation Proclamation to the 13th Amendment

On this day in 1865, the US House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in the United States, so to…

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The Birth of Morse Code

On this day in 1838, Samuel Morse and associate Albert Vail make the first public demonstration of the single-wire electric telegraph at the Speedwell Ironworks…

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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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