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“I Cannot Spare This Man...He Fights!”

Today in History, May 18, 1863:

Running the Table.

Gen. Grant planned the taking of Vicksburg and Admiral David Dixon Porter’s running of the guns at that fortress city. 583 more words

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May 19th in history:

King Henry VIII and his relatives made history on May 19th in different years.

On this day in 1499, Catherine of Aragon… 137 more words

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BIG BLASTS

May 18th in history:

On May 18th, 1927, more than 40 people, mostly children, died in the deadliest attack on a school in U.S. history, when a bomb went off at a school in Bath Township, Michigan. 107 more words

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Today in History May 16th

1988

US Surgeon General C. Everett Koop reports on the addictive properties of nicotine, described as on par with cocaine and heroin. A dedicated campaigner against smoking, his public advocacy will be credited with helping spur declines in cigarette use during his tenure and beyond. 135 more words

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WEDDING TRADITIONS - BELLS, CAKE, AND CANDLES

May 16th in history:

“The bells, bells, bells, bells…”

Wedding bells for author Edgar Allan Poe and his cousin, Virginia Clemm, on May 16th, 1836. Edgar was 27, Virginia was 13. 145 more words

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ADVENTURES ON LAND, IN SPACE, AND IN TIME

May 14th in history:

The Lewis and Clark Expedition began its journey up the Missouri River on May 14th, 1804, with William Clark leading a group of explorers from a camp in the Illinois territory. 105 more words

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History Monday #54

“1, 2, 3 I Declare War!” While many of us may have chanted this when playing Thumb War in our adolescence it has some connection to official governments declaring war. 477 more words

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