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LAST SLAVE SHIP MAY HAVE BEEN FOUND

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The wreckage believed to be the Clotilda

(Fox News) – Alabama historical officials announced Wednesday,
researchers have located the remains (above) of the last known
ship to have brought slaves to the U.S. from West Africa.

The Alabama Historical Commission confirmed that the Gulf
schooner Clotilda was identified and verified after months of assessment.

The commission said in a statement, "For nearly 160 years, the
waters around Mobile have concealed the final destination of
the Gulf Schooner Clotilda.”

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An artists rendering of the schooner Clotilda.

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This diagram of a slave ship is probably the most widely copied
and powerful image used by the abolitionist campaigners. It
depicts the ship loaded to its full capacity with slaves.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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On this day in 1912, the ocean liner Titanic sank in the North Atlantic after hitting an iceberg the evening before. 1,517 people died and
more than 700 people survived.

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Lifeboat 6 from the Titanic, as it approached the Carpathian
on the morning of April 15, 1912.

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On this day in 1865, President Abraham Lincoln died from injuries inflicted by John Wilkes Booth.



The above photograph was taken by Petersen House
boarder Julius Ulke shortly after the president died in
this bed. (Source: Chicago History Museum)

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AMO SHIP BLAST WAS ON THIS DAY IN 1944

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(History) – An ammunition ship explodes while being loaded in Port Chicago, California, killing 332 people on this day in 1944. The United States’ World
War II
military campaign in the Pacific was in full swing at the time. Lack of
training and poor procedures led to the disaster.

Port Chicago, about 30 miles north of San Francisco, was developed into a munitions facility when the Naval Ammunition Depot at Mare Island, CA,
could not fully supply the war effort.

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