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April 2017

Mississippi Misery

A steamboat named the Sultana was scheduled to carry Union soldiers from New Orleans down the Mississippi River to St. Louis. The 260 feet boat with a 376 passenger capacity was overflowing with over 2,000 soldiers and civilians anxious to return home. Tragically, many of those passengers never reached their destination when the ship capsized...
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Sybil’s Ride

You’ve probably heard of Paul Revere, but have you heard of Sybil Ludington?
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Elbe Day

On this day in 1945, American and Soviet Union forces meet at Elbe River in Torgau, Germany.
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Library of Congress Established

On this day in 1800, President John Adams signed legislation enabling congress to purchase $5,000 worth of books to establish the first Library of Congress.
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Don’t Mess with Texas

Against all odds, the American-Texans lead by Sam Houston surprisingly defeated the Mexican army on this day in 1836 at the Battle of San Jacinto.
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The Spanish-American War

On this day in 1898, President William McKinley asked Congress to declare war on Spain following the explosion of the USS Maine in Havana.
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Happy Birthday, Roger Sherman

On this day in history in 1775, 77 brave colonists lined up just outside of Boston to face the notorious British army.
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The Shot Heard Round the World

On this day in history in 1775, 77 brave colonists lined up just outside of Boston to face the notorious British army.
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