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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1940, the middle section of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge in Washington state collapsed during a 42 mph windstorm. The suspension
bridge had opened to traffic on July 1, 1940. The collapse had lasting 
effects on science and engineering.

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William Franklin Graham Jr.
(November 7, 1918 – February 21, 2018)

Billy Graham was an American evangelist, a prominent evangelical Christian
figure, and an ordained
Southern Baptist minister who became well-known internationally in the late 1940s. One of his biographers has placed him
"among the most influential Christian leaders" of the 20th century.

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LINCOLN ELECTED PRESIDENT ON THIS DAY 1860

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On  this day in 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected the 16th president of the
United States over a deeply divided Democratic Party, becoming the first Republican to win the presidency. Lincoln received only 40 percent of the
popular vote but handily defeated the three other candidates: Southern
Democrat
John C. Breckinridge, Constitutional Union candidate John Bell,
and Northern Democrat Stephen Douglas, a U.S. senator for
Illinois.

Lincoln, a Kentucky-born lawyer and former Whig representative to
Congress, first gained national stature during his campaign against
Stephen Douglas of Illinois for a
U.S. Senate seat in 1858.

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    1860 Election Facts:

  • Welcome: Minnesota and Oregon become states during this
    election cycle
  • Original 13 States control fewer than 50% of total Electoral
    Votes for first time
  • Lincoln received only about 40% of the popular vote in a
    divided nation on the brink of Civil War
  • New Jersey: Douglas won the popular vote on a Fusion
    slate comprised of 3 of his electors and 2 each for
    Breckinridge and Bell. Apparently –
    the history is a bit
    murky – some voters received a ballot with seven Douglas
    electors, taking votes from the Breckinridge/Bell electors.
    Bottom line – the 3 Douglas electors on the Fusion slate
    received the most votes, while the most votes for the four
    remaining spots went to Lincoln’s electors.
  • Issues of the Day: Slavery (Dred Scott decision, Secession)

     
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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1968, the United States presidential election was the 46th quadrennial U.S. presidential election. The Republican nominee, former
Vice President Richard Nixon, defeated the Democratic nominee,
incumbent Vice President Hubert Humphrey.

Analysts have argued the election of 1968 was a major realigning election
as it permanently disrupted the New Deal Coalition that had dominated
presidential politics for 36 years.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1947, Howard Hughes flew his "Spruce Goose," a
huge wooden airplane, for eight minutes in California
. It was the
plane’s first and only flight. The "Spruce Goose," nicknamed
because of the white-gray color of the spruce used to build it,
never went into production.

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Howard Robard Hughes Jr.
(December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1517, Martin Luther posted the 95 Theses on the door of the Wittenberg Palace Church. The event marked the start of the Protestant Reformation in Germany.

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Martin Luther (November 10, 1483 – February 18, 1546) 

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