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Jefferson Davis' Capture: Irwinsville, GA

It is a well-known fact that Jefferson Davis served as the President of the Confederate States of America. Despite this, most Americans seem ignorant of any real details about the man or his time as the Southern leader. 521 more words


Christopher Columbus's Letter

On February 15, 1493, while at sea aboard the caravel Niña, Christopher Columbus wrote a letter while on the return leg of his first voyage of discovery. 6,787 more words

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Do you remember the occurrence of any significant historic event(s) during your elementary school days?

I was 6 years old (in the first grade) when President Kennedy was assassinated. I remember adults crying, and the news on TV. I remember thinking that the motorcade was somewhere outside on FDR (East River) Drive. 158 more words

The Marriage of Victoria and Albert

On February 10, 1840, Her Majesty Alexandrina Victoria — Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland — married her first cousin, Francis Albert Augustus Charles Emmanuel — Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. 4,970 more words

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The Burning of 'Normandie'

On February 9, 1942, the SS Normandie — arguably, the most beautiful ocean liner ever built — caught fire while being converted to a troopship, having been seized by U.S. 5,533 more words

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The Birth, Career & Sad Deterioration of SS United States

On February 8, 1950, construction began on the ocean liner SS United States at the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Company in Newport News, Virginia, the first large vessel to be built in a dry dock. 3,770 more words

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