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The Treaty of Ghent and the War of 1812

On this day in 1814, just in time for Christmas,The Treaty of Ghent is signed, ending the War of 1812 between the US and the…

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Posted in History Human Interest

Chief Tecumseh, the War of 1812 and the Trail of Tears

On this day in 1813, a combined British and Indian force is defeated by General William Henry Harrison’s American army at the Battle of the…

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Posted in History Military

Captain Perry, the Battle of Lake Erie and the War of 1812

On this day in 1813 Captain Oliver Hazard Perry leads the first unqualified victory over a British naval squadron in history. His U.S. fleet of…

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Posted in Foreign Affairs Foreign Policy History Politics

The Revolutionary War and the Treaty of Paris

On this day in 1783, the Treaty of Paris, defining the legal conclusion of the American Revolutionary War, is signed in France. In attendance were…

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Dolley Madison Saves George Washington

On this day in 1814, first lady Dolley Madison saves a portrait of George Washington from being looted and destroyed by British troops during the…

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Posted in Economy Headlines

The Housing Crisis: A Gathering Storm?

    The financial news released the other day appeared like a gathering storm.  The first bolts of lightning and rumbles of thunder echoed from…

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