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MEMORABLE SPEECH DELIVERED IN 1863

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On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of a military        
cemetery at Gettysburg,
Pennsylvania, during the
American Civil War,  President Abraham Lincoln
delivered one of the most  memorable speeches in
American history. In fewer than 275 words, Lincoln  
brilliantly and movingly reminded a war-weary public
why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War. 

The Battle of Gettysburg, fought some four months
earlier, was  one of the single bloodiest battle of the
Civil War. Over the course  of three days, more than
45,000 men were killed, injured, captured or went
missing.        

The battle also proved to be the turning point of the war:
General Robert E. Lee’s defeat and retreat from Gettysburg
marked the last Confederate invasion of Northern territory
and the beginning of the Southern army’s ultimate decline.       

   

 

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Film director Martin Charles Scorsese is 80 years old today.

4 Film Favorites: Martin Scorsese Collection (DVD)

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NIXON IS ELECTED PRESIDENT ON THIS DAY

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Winning one of the closest elections in U.S. history, Republican challenger Richard Nixon defeated Vice President Hubert
Humphrey
November 5, 1968. Because of the strong showing
of
third-party candidate George Wallace, neither Nixon nor
Humphrey received more
than 50 percent of the popular vote;
Nixon beat Humphrey by less than 500,000 votes. 

Nixon campaigned on a platform designed to reach the “silent
majority”
of middle class and working class Americans. He
promised to “bring us together again,” and many Americans,
weary after years of
antiwar and civil rights protests, were
happy to hear of peace returning to their streets. Foreign
policy was also a major factor in the election.

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LBJ DEFEATED GOLDWATER ON THIS DAY

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In one of the most crushing victories in the history of U.S.
presidential elections, incumbent
Lyndon Baines Johnson
defeated Republican challenger
Barry Goldwater, Sr.

With over 60 percent of the popular vote, Johnson turned
back the  conservative senator from
Arizona
to secure his
first full term in office after succeeding to the presidency
after the assassination of
John F. Kennedy
in November
1963.
 
 

During the 1964 campaign, Goldwater was decidedly critical
of Johnson’s liberal domestic agenda, railing against welfare
programs and defending his own decision to vote against the
Civil Rights Act
passed by Congress earlier that year.

However, some of the most dramatic differences between the
two
candidates appeared over the issue of Cold War foreign
policy.
 

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Topps 1964 Johnson VS. Goldwater 5-Cent Display Box.





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OPPOSITE OUTCOME ON THIS DAY IN 1948

President Harry Truman holds up a copy of the Chicago Daily Tribune declaring his defeat to Thomas Dewey in the presidential election, in St. Louis, Missouri, November 1948.  

In one of the greatest upsets in presidential election history,
Democratic incumbent
Harry S. Truman defeats his Republican challenger, Governor Thomas E. Dewey of New York, by just
over two million popular votes. In the days preceding the vote,
political analysts and polls were so behind Dewey that on
election night, long before all the votes were counted, the
Chicago Tribune published an early edition with the banner
headline
DEWEY DEFEATS TRUMAN (above).”

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Rare Truman Defeats Dewey Newspaper.

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