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Today in history 2/25/2017


Today in history, The British surrender the Illinois country to George Rogers Clark (see picture below) at Vincennes in 1779.

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The Amistad Trial

Today in History, February 24: 1840 – US Representative John Quincy Adams, a former President, begins his defense of slaves aboard the Amistad, a Spanish slave ship which was transporting them to Cuba to be sold. 98 more words

Setting Precedents

Today in History, February 24: 1803 – Marbury vs. Madison. The Supreme Court establishes the principle of Judicial Review. In a case fraught with typical American skullduggery, the US Supreme Court gains it’s power. 243 more words

February 24, 1827: A Midsummer Night's Prayer Meeting

“The Family Shakespeare — in which nothing is added to the original text, but those words and expressions are omitted which cannot with propriety be read aloud in a family. 379 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

A Life Saving Decision?

Today in History, February 23: 1861 – President elect Abraham Lincoln arrives at Washington DC’s Willard Hotel. He had intended to travel to Baltimore on his trip from Illinois to DC, but his wife and an ardent supporter, Chicago Detective Allan Pinkerton talked him out of the Baltimore stop. 87 more words

A Brief History of Banana Bread

Happy national banana bread day!

It is thought bread was first baked about 12,000 years ago during neolithic times, using crushed grains and water over hot stones. 116 more words