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Civil War Overview
Seven states in the south seceded from the Union when Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the federal government. South Carolina then ordered the surrender of Fort Sumter from federal control and when the federal government refused, Confederate forces fired on the fort, starting the Civil War.
Florence Nightingale set the standards for sanitary conditions in a hospital setting. She also worked with such women pioneers as Elizabeth Blackwell and Linda Richards.
Oklahoma Land Rush
The great Oklahoma Land Rush happened in April of 1889. By the end of the day, some 50,000 settlers had staked out land for homesteads and towns.
American Bicentennial Celebration
1976 Was the year of America's Bicentennial Celebration. It was the 200 year anniversary of America's independence from England's rule and was the date that the founding fathers adopted the Declaration of Independence.
Wendell Scott was the first African-American driver to join NASCAR and the first African-American to win a major race and be inducted into the NASCAR Hall of Fame.
Woodstock Music Festival
The Woodstock Music and Arts Festival took place over four days and was plagued with problems,and more than twice as many people showed up than were expected but it was a peaceful music festival, when it was all said and done.
History Newsletter Article
Article describing History site newsletter and how to sign up for the newsletter.
The Great Boston Molasses Disaster
A five story tank full of molasses burst one winter day in Boston, Massachusetts. Killing people and destroying property.
Carrie Nation was instrumental in starting Prohibition in the United States, even though she had passed aau several years before it happened.
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