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Este día en la historia

This Day in History: Oct 3, 1863 – Lincoln proclaims

On this day in 1863, expressing gratitude for a pivotal Union Army victory at Gettysburg, President Abraham Lincoln announces that the nation will celebrate an official Thanksgiving holiday on November 26, 1863. The speech, which was actually written by Secretary of State William Seward, declared that the fourth Thursday of every November thereafter would be considered an official U.S. holiday […]Load more...

Este día en la historia

Today In History: April 14 1865

In the Ford Theatre in Washigton, DC, actor John Wilkes Booth fatally shot the President of the United States Abraham Lincoln. The attack came just five days after the American Civil War ended with the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox. Born in a cabin in the woods of Kentucky, Lincoln was […]Load more...