Today – February 23

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Today’s Memorable U. S. Events

  • Feb 23 1861 – Texas is the 8th state to secede from the Union in the lead up to the Civil War
  • Feb 23 1836 – The siege of the Alamo begins

Notable U. S. Birthday

W. E. B. Du Bois – Early civil rights activist

W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 – 1963), co-founder of ...
W. E. B. Du Bois (1868 – 1963), co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), in 1918.  (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Edward Burghardt Du Bois (February 23, 1868 – August 27, 1963) was an American civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, historian, author, and editor. Historian David Levering Lewis wrote, “In the course of his long, turbulent career, W. E. B. Du Bois attempted virtually every possible solution to the problem of twentieth-century racism— scholarship, propaganda, integration, national self-determination, human rights, cultural and economic separatism, politics, international communism, expatriation, third world solidarity.

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World War Cycle – The Gilded Age – First Turning, High (1866-1885)
Missionary Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1860-1882)

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Today – February 8

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Today’s Notable U. S. Birthday

William Sherman – Civil War General in the Union Army

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Photo portrait of William Tecumseh Sherman probablement par Mathew Brady. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891) was an American soldier, businessman, educator and author. He served as a General in the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861–65), for which he received recognition for his outstanding command of military strategy as well as criticism for the harshness of the “scorched earth” policies that he implemented in conducting total war against the Confederate States.Military historian Basil Liddell Hart famously declared that Sherman was “the first modern general”.

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Civil War Cycle – Era of Good Feeling – First Turning, High (1788-1821)
Transcendental Generation – Prophet (Idealist) (1792-1821)

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Today – November 19

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Today’s Notable U. S. Events

The Gettysburg Address  [Audio]

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Abraham Lincoln, the sixteenth President of the United States.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Gettysburg Address is a speech by U.S. President Abraham Lincoln and is one of the most well-known speeches in United States history.

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Incidents of the war. A harvest of death, Gettysburg, PA. Dead Federal soldiers on battlefield. Negative by Timothy H. O’Sullivan. Positive by Alexander Gardner. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It was delivered by Lincoln during the American Civil War, on the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg.

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Today – April 15

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Today’s Memorable U. S. Event

The death of President Abraham Lincoln

Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln; 18...
Assassination of President Abraham Lincoln; 1865 depiction. Assassin John Wilkes Booth on the right. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The assassination of United States President Abraham Lincoln took place on April 14, 1865, as the American Civil War was drawing to a close, just five days after the surrender of the commanding general of the Army of Northern Virginia, Robert E. Lee, and his battered Army of Northern Virginia to General Ulysses S. Grant. Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, though an unsuccessful attempt had been made on Andrew Jackson in 1835.

The assassination was planned and carried out by well-known actor John Wilkes Booth as part of a larger conspiracy intended to rally the remaining Confederate troops to continue fighting. Booth plotted with Lewis Powell and George Atzerodt to kill Secretary of State William H. Seward and Vice President Andrew Johnson as well.

Lincoln was shot while watching the play Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. with his wife, Mary Todd Lincoln. He died the next morning. The rest of the plot failed. Powell only managed to wound Seward, while Atzerodt, Johnson’s would-be assassin, lost his nerve and fled.

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Civil War Cycle – Civil War Era – Fourth Turning, Crisis (1860-1865)

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