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IT BECAME HISTORY ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON


Union Gen. William T. Sherman and his troops began their "March to
the Sea" during the
U.S. Civil War on this day in 1864. They left the
captured city of Atlanta (depicted above). The campaign ended with
the capture of the port of Savanna on December 21.

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William Tecumseh Sherman (February 8, 1820 – February 14, 1891)

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Union soldiers destroying telegraph poles and railroads, and freeing slaves, who are assisting Union soldiers in making their way to
safety.


GENERAL SHERMAN’S HEADQUARTERS DURING MARCH TO
THE SEA.


General Sherman at the port city of Savannah on the Atlantic coast.

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Explorer Zebulon Pike (above) spotted the mountaintop
that became known as Pikes Peak in Colorado.

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Pikes Peak, called America’s Mountain for its summit’s role inspiring Katharine Lee Bates to pen “America the Beautiful.”

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IT WAS ON THIS DAY IN HISTORY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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On this day in 1862, the Confederates defeated Union forces at the second Battle of Bull Run in Manassas, VA.

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Stonewall Jackson, Confederate General.

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It was on this day in 1967. He would be the first black court justice.

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Thurgood Marshall  (July 2, 1908 – January 24, 1993)

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The space shuttle Challenger was launched on this day in 1983 with Guion S. Bluford Jr. aboard. He was the first African American to
travel in space when the shuttle embarked on its third mission.

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Guion Stewart Bluford Jr. will be 76 on November 22.

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Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley (Godwin)
(August 30, 1797 – February 1, 1851)

British author Mary Shelley is best known for her Gothic novel
Frankenstein. Her less famous works include novels such as
Valperga, Perkin Warbeck, and The Last Man.

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Baseballs Ty Cobb made his major league batting
debut with the Detroit Tigers on this day in 1905.

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Tyrus Raymond Cobb
(December 18, 1886 – July 17, 1961)
Nicknamed: The Georgia Peach

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CITIZENSHIP BILL SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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President Jimmy Carter (above) signed a bill that restored full U.S.
citizenship rights to Confederate President Jefferson Davis
.

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Jefferson Finis Davis (June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889)

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Jefferson Finis Davis
(June 3, 1808 – December 6, 1889)

Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederate
States of America from its beginning in 1861 to its
collapse in 1865. His 1881 memoir The Rise and
Fall of the Confederate Government helped restore
his reputation after the war and he is now an icon
and symbol of pride for many Southerners.

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