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FLW: died doing his duty

Famous Last Words
Horatio Nelson
Cape Trafalgar, Spain
October 21, 1805

“Thank God I have done my duty … Drink, drink, fan, fan, rub, rub.” 81 more words


Price is Right

“Oh that? It’s not for sale, sentimental value and all. But for the right price…”

Book Image

Native American Ledger Art

The image above is an example of a ledger drawing – it was created by a Lakota person in about the 1880s. This image is actually plate 8 of 82 in the “Black Hawk” ledger book. 725 more words

Indigenous Literature

London beer flood

October 17, 1814
St. Giles, London, England
A vat of beer ruptures, killing at least 8

A beer vat at the Meux and Company Brewery ruptured, sending 135,000 imperial gallons (161,000 US gallons or 610,000 liters) of beer flowing. 106 more words


1802 Overview

When Joseph Gardiner Swift, the Academy‘s first graduate, arrived at West Point in October of 1801, he entered a landscape shaped by the Revolution and the eras before and after the War. 740 more words