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The Boxer Rebellion: Britain Invades China Before the Emperor Could Destroy Opium Crops

The Boxer Rebellion: Britain Invades China Before the Emperor Could Destroy Opium Crops

The real reason that Britain went to war against the Chinese (The Boxer Rebellion) was to prevent the emperor of China – concerned about the spread of drug use among his people – from destroying China’s opium crop. The British, who were making huge profits from the opium trade, had Parliament declare war against the Chinese for interfering with their profitable "commerce." One of the spoils ...
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A New York Medical Journal Article, 'Vaccination in Italy', Documents Stats of Higher Deaths Among Vaccinated & Has No Place in Medicine

A New York Medical Journal Article, ‘Vaccination in Italy’, Documents Stats of Higher Deaths Among Vaccinated & Has No Place in Medicine

In an article, "Vaccination In Italy", which appeared in the New York Medical Journal, July 1899, Charles Rauta, Professor of Hygiene and Material Medical in the University of Perguia, Italy, wrote: "Italy is one of the best-vaccinated countries in the world, if not the best of all.  For twenty years before 1885, our nation was vaccinated in the proportion of 98.5 percent.  Notwithstanding, the epidemics of smallpox ...
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Martial Law, a Frame-Up Attempt, Kidnapping, and Murder Result from an Idaho Mining Building Bombing

Martial Law, a Frame-Up Attempt, Kidnapping, and Murder Result from an Idaho Mining Building Bombing

The Idaho murder trial: Labor unites to defeat a frame-up It began with the bombing of a building. The explosion led to a hunt for terrorists. Men were seized without warrants, transported long distances, and placed in solitary confinement. Those judicial kidnappings were defended by the Supreme Court. But the events did not originate from the mountains of Afghanistan (or anywhere in the Middle East); they ...
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Spain signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Spanish-American War and Relinquishing Control of Cuba to the USA

Spain signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Spanish-American War and Relinquishing Control of Cuba to the USA

Spain signed the Treaty of Paris, ending the Spanish-American War and relinquishing control of Cuba to the USA. The US administered the island for 3 years. Independence was proclaimed on May 20, 1902 ...
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The Spanish-American War Begins After the False Flag Bombing of the Battleship Maine

The Spanish-American War Begins After the False Flag Bombing of the Battleship Maine

U.S. Secretary of State John Hay called the Spanish-American War of 1898 a “splendid little war.” Superficially, the description seemed apt. After the battleship Maine mysteriously exploded in Havana Harbor — an incident then blamed on Spain — America went to war, our citizens urged to free Cuba from Spanish rule as well as avenge the Maine. Largely a naval war, an American squadron under Commodore George Dewey ...
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The Sinking of the USS Maine: Was it a False Flag?

The Sinking of the USS Maine: Was it a False Flag?

On February 15, 1898, a massive explosion of unknown origin sinks the battleship USS Maine in Cuba’s Havana harbor, killing 260 of the fewer than 400 American crew members aboard. One of the first American battleships, the Maine weighed more than 6,000 tons and was built at a cost of more than $2 million. Ostensibly on a friendly visit, the Maine had been sent to Cuba ...
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Rothschild backed Zionist Leader Theodore Herzl Organizes the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland Predicting a Zionist State within 50 Years

Rothschild backed Zionist Leader Theodore Herzl Organizes the First Zionist Congress in Basel, Switzerland Predicting a Zionist State within 50 Years

Theodor Herzl, of Austria, was the founder of Political Zionism. It was established at a secret convention of Zionist leaders August 29th to 31st, 1897, in Bazle, Switzerland. It was at this convention that the "Bazle Programme" - the Protocols were adopted. Herzl presided at the conference and it was due to his untiring energy and zeal that the conference was called. The object of the ...
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Flouride is First Patented as an Insecticide as an "Improved Composition or Material for Destroying Insects"

Flouride is First Patented as an Insecticide as an “Improved Composition or Material for Destroying Insects”

Flouride first patented as insecticide: Charles Henry HIGBEE, of New York City, N.Y., Manager of Manufacturing Company: "An improved composition or material for destroying insects", British Patent GB 8236; filed April 18, 1896; pat. May 23, 1896. ("The compounds of fluorine which I employ for the purpose of destroying insects, are certain soluble ones, viz.: sodium fluoride, ferric fluoride, the silico-fluorides of the same bases, hydro-fluo-silicic acid, and the boro-fluo-silicates") From the "Introduction" to Chapter 7, "Fluorine-containing insecticides", by ...
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The Gasoline Automobile is Patented!... Not by Ford, but by George Seldon, a Patent Attorney

The Gasoline Automobile is Patented!… Not by Ford, but by George Seldon, a Patent Attorney

Visitors to Mt. Hope Cemetery in Rochester, N.Y., often remark on a simple tombstone bearing the name George Baldwin Selden. Below Selden's name is his claim to fame: "Inventor of the gasoline automobile." "Selden? Never heard of him," is the usual comment of cemetery visitors. A hundred years ago nearly everybody knew Selden's name--especially anyone about to purchase of one of the new-fangled automobiles. Selden's 1895 ...
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Dreyfus Affair (PsyOp): French Officer Alfred Dreyfus is Convicted of Treason by a Military Court-martial and Sentenced to Life in Prison

Dreyfus Affair (PsyOp): French Officer Alfred Dreyfus is Convicted of Treason by a Military Court-martial and Sentenced to Life in Prison

The Dreyfus Affair (1894-1906) traumatized and transformed France. Edmund de Rothschild arranged for an innocent Jew, Captain Alfred Dreyfus, to be charged with spying. This aroused anti-Semitism so Jews would go to Israel, as is happening today. Later,  when the real spy, Esterhazy, a secret Rothschild agent, confessed, Jews were vindicated and Patriotic France disgraced. "All history books tell this story in terms of a comforting morality ...
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Tesla Gives 1st Public Demonstration of Radio. Marconi, using Tesla's Technology, Steals Patent... Temporarily!

Tesla Gives 1st Public Demonstration of Radio. Marconi, using Tesla’s Technology, Steals Patent… Temporarily!

Nikola Tesla gave the first public demonstration of radio in St. Louis on March 1, 1893, although he had presented his work prior to this behind closed doors. Tesla first demonstrated wireless transmissions during a lecture in 1891. Just days before the St. Louis presentation, Tesla addressed the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, on February 23, 1893, describing in detail the principles of early radio communication. Tesla ...
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The Pledge of Allegiance is Born when a Boston Magazine Published the Words for Youth to Repeat on Columbus Day

The Pledge of Allegiance is Born when a Boston Magazine Published the Words for Youth to Repeat on Columbus Day

The Boston based "The Youth's Companion" magazine published a few words for students to repeat on Columbus Day that year. Written by Francis Bellamy, the circulation manager and native of Rome, New York, and reprinted on thousands of leaflets, was sent out to public schools across the country. On October 12, 1892, the quadricentennial of Columbus' arrival, more than 12 million children recited the Pledge of ...
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Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States: Supreme Court Decides America is a Christian Nation!

Church of the Holy Trinity v. United States: Supreme Court Decides America is a Christian Nation!

In a day and age where there is much discussion and debate over our Christian heritage, who better to settle the argument as to whether or not the United States of America was founded as a Christian nation than the United States Supreme Court — the ultimate authority and final arbiter. What if I told you the modern day argument between the secular progressives and Christian ...
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'Labour Leader' Newspaper writes that Rothschild's "Piled up its Prodigious Wealth Chiefly Through Fomenting Wars"

‘Labour Leader’ Newspaper writes that Rothschild’s “Piled up its Prodigious Wealth Chiefly Through Fomenting Wars”

The “Labour Leader” newspaper of Britain on December 19, 1891 referred to the Rothschilds when they wrote: This blood-sucking crew has been the cause of untold mischief and misery in Europe during the present century, and has piled up its prodigious wealth chiefly through fomenting wars between States which ought never to have quarreled. Wherever there is trouble in Europe, wherever rumors of war circulate and ...
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Cecil Rhodes and William Thomas Stead Organized the 'Circle of Initiates' that Would Evolve to the Round Table Groups (CFR, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg, RIIA, etc.)

Cecil Rhodes and William Thomas Stead Organized the ‘Circle of Initiates’ that Would Evolve to the Round Table Groups (CFR, Trilateral Commission, Bilderberg, RIIA, etc.)

According to Carroll Quigley in his book "Tragedy and Hope" (1966), "John Ruskin spoke to the Oxford undergraduates [1871] as members of the privileged, ruling class. He told them that they were the possessors of a magnificent tradition of education, beauty, rule of law, freedom, decency, and self-discipline but that tradition could not be saved, and did not deserve to be saved, unless it could be ...
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Virulent White Supremacist Benjamin Tillman Elected Governor of South Carolina

Virulent White Supremacist Benjamin Tillman Elected Governor of South Carolina

On this day in history, the outspoken racist Benjamin Tillman, who advocated violence against African American voters, was elected Governor of South Carolina. Tillman was born on August 11, 1847, in Edgefield, South Carolina on a plantation with 86 slaves. After the Civil War, Tillman himself became a landowner, and by 1876, Tillman was the largest landowner in Edgefield County. According to “‘Pitchfork’ Ben Tillman: The ...
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Vincent Van Gogh's Death: Did he Commit Suicide or Was He Murdered?

Vincent Van Gogh’s Death: Did he Commit Suicide or Was He Murdered?

For many decades, suicide was the unquestioned final chapter of Vincent van Gogh’s legend. But in their 2011 book, Pulitzer Prize-winning biographers Steven Naifeh and Gregory White Smith offered a far more plausible scenario—that Van Gogh was killed—only to find themselves under attack. Now, with the help of a leading forensic expert, the authors take their case a step further. A lone figure tramps toward a ...
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The Monument of the Forefathers (The Matrix of Liberty) was Dedicated

The Monument of the Forefathers (The Matrix of Liberty) was Dedicated

Designed by Hammat Billings, the monument honors the Pilgrims Christian values and principles as a matrix of liberty with the necessary components to a free society, and a blueprint of how a free nation can be maintained. From the original concept in 1820 to the laying of the cornerstone in 1859 to its dedication in 1889, it was nearly three-quarters of a century in the making, ...
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Albert Pike to the 23 Supreme Councils of the World: "Yes, Lucifer is God...the true and pure philosophic religion is the belief in Lucifer."

Albert Pike to the 23 Supreme Councils of the World: “Yes, Lucifer is God…the true and pure philosophic religion is the belief in Lucifer.”

Adam Weishaupt infiltrated the Masonic lodges to create a secret society within a secret society. Thus, hijacking sacred knowledge, understanding, and symbolism that had passed on by Masonic guardians for generations. In this deceitful plan, the Illuminati could accomplish several goals: They could desecrate the sacred symbols of God, monopolize sacred knowledge to use it for their own advantages, brainwash well-meaning Masons throughout their degrees of ...
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Statue of Liberty Dedicated

Statue of Liberty Dedicated

The Statue of Liberty, a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States, is dedicated in New York Harbor by President Grover Cleveland. Originally known as “Liberty Enlightening the World,” the statue was proposed by the French historian Edouard de Laboulaye to commemorate the Franco-American alliance during the American Revolution. Designed by French sculptor Frederic-Auguste Bartholdi, the 151-foot statue was the form of a ...
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Friedrich Engels Publishes his Book, 'Origin of the Family' to Destroy the Family Through Planned Agitation

Friedrich Engels Publishes his Book, ‘Origin of the Family’ to Destroy the Family Through Planned Agitation

In his book, The Origin of the Family, Private Property, and the State, based on notes of Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels elaborated on the theme of patriarchal oppression: "The man took command in the home also; the woman was degraded and reduced to servitude; she became the slave of his lust and a mere instrument for the production of children." This is propaganda to achieve their socialist eutopia ...
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Ida Wells is Forcibly Removed from Her 1st Class Train Seat that she had Purchased Sparking her Rise as an Activist and Journalist

Ida Wells is Forcibly Removed from Her 1st Class Train Seat that she had Purchased Sparking her Rise as an Activist and Journalist

On May 4, 1884, a train conductor with the Memphis and Charleston Railroad ordered Wells to give up her seat in the first-class ladies car and move to the smoking car, which was already crowded with other passengers. The year before, the Supreme Court had ruled against the federal Civil Rights Act of 1875 (which had banned racial discrimination in public accommodations). This verdict supported railroad ...
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The Fabian Society is Founded in Great Britain to Promote Socialism

The Fabian Society is Founded in Great Britain to Promote Socialism

The Fabian Society is founded in Great Britain to promote Socialism. The Fabian Society takes its name from the Roman General Fabius Maximus, who fought Hannibal's army in small debilitating skirmishes, rather than attempting one decisive battle. The Fabian Society originated and was founded on 4 January 1884 in London as an offshoot of a society founded a year earlier called The Fellowship of the New Life, ...
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John Swinton, Chief Editor of the NY Times, says in a Speech, "The Business of Journalists is to Destroy the Truth...We Are Tools... of Rich Men Behind the Scenes."

John Swinton, Chief Editor of the NY Times, says in a Speech, “The Business of Journalists is to Destroy the Truth…We Are Tools… of Rich Men Behind the Scenes.”

"There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dare to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I ...
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Teddy Roosevelt Speech:  Duties of American Citizenship

Teddy Roosevelt Speech: Duties of American Citizenship

A speech given by Theodore Roosevelt in Buffalo, New York on January 26, 1883, it probed into the theoretical reasons why every citizen must be involved in politics and the practicality of serving in that capacity. People must not excuse themselves from politics just because they are too busy and then blame the government for its ineptitude. Of course, in a sense, the essential first man ...
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U.S. President James Garfield is Shot by an Assassin

U.S. President James Garfield is Shot by an Assassin

One bullet grazed his elbow, but a second lodged in the back of President James Garfield, who was shot July 2, 1881, as he waited in a Washington, D.C., train station. The assassin was Charles Guiteau, a free-love polygamist who had been a member the communist cult called “Oneida Community.” President James Garfield had been in office only four months. Though not wounded seriously, unsterile medical ...
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Lord Acton: “All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Lord Acton: “All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.”

Lord Acton wrote to Bishop Mandell Creighton, April 5, 1881: “All power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” His name’s way cooler than yours. John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton, more famous simply as Lord Acton. More to the point, he said something way more influential than anything you or I are likely to say. It’s the one thing most people know. Usually misquoted, but still ...
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The Posse Comitatus Act of the U.S. is Signed into Law by Rutherford B. Hayes

The Posse Comitatus Act of the U.S. is Signed into Law by Rutherford B. Hayes

The Posse Comitatus Act is a United States federal law signed on June 18, 1878 by President Rutherford B. Hayes. The purpose of the act – in concert with the Insurrection Act of 1807 – is to limit the powers of the federal government in using federal military personnel to enforce domestic policies within the United States. It was passed as an amendment to an army appropriation ...
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The Execution of the Molly Maguire's Begins

The Execution of the Molly Maguire’s Begins

It was the largest mass execution of any group by the US federal government in history. Between 1877 and 1879 20 Irishmen known as the Molly Maguires, a labor movement working and organizing in the Pennsylvania coal fields were executed. Among them was John Kehoe King of the Mollies who was pardoned fully 101 years later. What took place back then, according to historian Harold Aurand, ...
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James Garfield Stated at America's 100th Anniversary: "the People are Responsible for the Character of their Congress. "If that Body be... Corrupt, it is Because the People Tolerate ...Corruption."

James Garfield Stated at America’s 100th Anniversary: “the People are Responsible for the Character of their Congress. “If that Body be… Corrupt, it is Because the People Tolerate …Corruption.”

As a congressman, James Garfield had stated at the 100th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1876: "Now more than ever before, the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these ...
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Alexander Graham Bell, who Stole the Invention from Antonio Meucci, Patents the Telephone

Alexander Graham Bell, who Stole the Invention from Antonio Meucci, Patents the Telephone

(Wikipedia) By 1874, Bell's initial work on the harmonic telegraph had entered a formative stage, with progress made both at his new Boston "laboratory" (a rented facility) and at his family home in Canada a big success. While working that summer in Brantford, Bell experimented with a "phonautograph", a pen-like machine that could draw shapes of sound waves on smoked glass by tracing their vibrations. Bell thought ...
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The Theosophical Society was Officially Formed in NYC by Helena Blavatsky and others as 'an Unsectarian Body of Seekers after Truth'

The Theosophical Society was Officially Formed in NYC by Helena Blavatsky and others as ‘an Unsectarian Body of Seekers after Truth’

On the southern edge of Madras, India’s fourth largest city, nestled between the sea and one of the city’s busiest boulevards, is a sprawling, well-wooded compound known locally as Adyar. For more than 100 years, Adyar has been the international headquarters of the Theosophical Society, a worldwide organization dedicated to the promotion of Eastern religious thought and the occult. Nowadays, Adyar is chiefly famous among Madrassis ...
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Albert Pike is Said to Have Written a Letter Detailing World Wars 1, 2, and 3

Albert Pike is Said to Have Written a Letter Detailing World Wars 1, 2, and 3

The following is a letter that speculation claimed that Albert Pike wrote to Giuseppe Mazzini regarding a conspiracy involving three world wars that were planned in an attempt to take over the world. The Pike letter to Giuseppe Mazzini was on display in the British Museum Library in London until 1977. Giuseppe Mazzini was an Italian revolutionary leader of the mid 1800s as well as the Director of the Illuminati Albert ...
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Albert Pike to Mazzini: "We Must Create a Super Rite" Within Freemasonry

Albert Pike to Mazzini: “We Must Create a Super Rite” Within Freemasonry

In a letter to Italian revolutionary leader Giuseppe Mazzini, Albert Pike – Sovereign Grand Commander of the Southern Jurisdiction of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry – announces the establishment of a secret society within a secret society: “We must create a super rite, which will remain unknown, to which we will call those Masons of high degree of whom we shall select. With regard to our ...
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The Opelousas Massacre of up to 300 African-American Republicans by Democrats

The Opelousas Massacre of up to 300 African-American Republicans by Democrats

The Opelousas Massacre occurred on September 28, 1868 in Opelousas, St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. The event is also referred to as The Opelousas Riot by some historians. There is debate as to how many people were killed.  Conservative estimates made by contemporary observers indicated about 30 people died from the political violence.  Later historians have placed the total as closer to 150, while others claim as many as ...
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14th Amendment to the Constitution is Adopted

14th Amendment to the Constitution is Adopted

One reason government is so powerful and we the people weak is the 14th amendment. From its inception it has diminished personal freedom, is the vanguard for Federal domination of private property, and the overpowering destruction of our congressional right for self-government at state and local levels. Using court injunction orders along with operative efforts of withdrawing federal funding, the Federal Government can control and force ...
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The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

The Impeachment of Andrew Johnson

This is the 'official story' from Wikipedia: The impeachment of Andrew Johnson occurred in 1868, when the United States House of Representatives resolved to impeach U.S. President Andrew Johnson, adopting eleven articles of impeachment detailing his "high crimes and misdemeanors", in accordance with Article Two of the United States Constitution. The House's primary charge against Johnson was violation of the Tenure of Office Act, passed by ...
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Andrew Johnson: "We have seen this Congress pretend to be for the Union, when its every step and act tended to perpetuate disunion and make a disruption..."

Andrew Johnson: “We have seen this Congress pretend to be for the Union, when its every step and act tended to perpetuate disunion and make a disruption…”

Andrew Johnson exposes the Radical Republicans that were actually working to radicalize America. These radical republicans (illuminati agents) were not about to allow Johnson to expose them, so they began a smear campaign and a plan to impeach him. The third attempt was a charm - at least in the House of Representatives, but the Senate voted against impeachment. The smears were to make him appear ...
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13th Amendment Ratified

13th Amendment Ratified

When Abraham Lincoln was elected the first Republican President in 1861 (along with the first ever Republican Congress), southern pro-slavery Democrats saw the handwriting on the wall. They left the Union and took their States with them, forming a brand new nation: the Confederate States of America, and their followers became known as Rebels. During the War, Lincoln implemented the first anti-slavery measures since the early ...
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Alice in Wonderland is Published

Alice in Wonderland is Published

Alice in Wonderland was published by Lewis Carroll (a pseudoname for English author Charles Lutwidge Dodgson) on November 26, 1865, three years after Dodgson and the Reverend Robinson Duckworth rowed in a boat, on 4 July 1862, up the Isis with the three young daughters of Henry Liddell, including 10 year old Alice Liddell from whom Alice is named. It tells of a girl named Alice falling ...
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Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth, but Why?

Assassination of Abraham Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth, but Why?

Mimi L. Eustis, the daughter of Samuel Todd Churchill, a high level member of the secret New Orleans Mardi Gras Society called "The Mystick Crewe of Comus" recorded her fathers secret knowledge in his deathbed confessions. This Society, which reorganized the Mardi Gras festivities in 1857, was a chapter of the Skull and Bones that began as a front for the activities of Masons Albert Pike, Judah ...
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Abraham Lincoln's Delivers his Gettysburg Address

Abraham Lincoln’s Delivers his Gettysburg Address

On June 1, 1865, Senator Charles Sumner referred to the most famous speech ever given by President Abraham Lincoln. In his eulogy on the slain president, he called the Gettysburg Address a "monumental act." He said Lincoln was mistaken that "the world will little note, nor long remember what we say here." Rather, the Bostonian remarked, "The world noted at once what he said, and will ...
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Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation which Set the Precedent for America's National Day of Thanksgiving ...and the Woman Behind It

Abraham Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Proclamation which Set the Precedent for America’s National Day of Thanksgiving …and the Woman Behind It

Secretary of State William Seward wrote it and Abraham Lincoln issued it, but much of the credit for the proclamation should probably go to a woman named Sarah Josepha Hale. A prominent writer and editor, Hale had written the children’s poem “Mary Had a Little Lamb,” originally known as “Mary’s Lamb,” in 1830 and helped found the American Ladies Magazine, which she used a platform to ...
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The Civil War's Song of Inspiration: Patrick Gilmore's "When Johnny Comes Marching Home" is Deposited in the Library of Congress

The Civil War’s Song of Inspiration: Patrick Gilmore’s “When Johnny Comes Marching Home” is Deposited in the Library of Congress

Patrick Gilmore was a famous bandleader before the war. He served during wartime as bandmaster for the 22nd New York Regiment. Gilmore wrote this song under the name Louis Lambert. The melody was similar to several well known Irish folksongs. The song appealed to families on both sides of the Mason-Dixon line by offering hope that their sons and brothers and fathers would return safely from ...
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Abraham Lincoln's Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day

Abraham Lincoln’s Proclamation Appointing a National Fast Day

Sarah J. Hale, a writer and the editor of a popular women’s magazine, Godey’s Ladies Journal, was born on October 24th, 1788 in Newport, New Hampshire. Her parents Gordon Buell and Martha Whittlesay Buell believed in equal education for both genders, so Sarah was home-schooled by her mother. Later, Sarah became a local schoolteacher and in 1813 she married a lawyer, David Hale. Together, Sarah and her husband formed a small literary ...
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The Emancipation Proclamation Goes into Effect

The Emancipation Proclamation Goes into Effect

In the 1857 Dred Scott decision, the U. S. Supreme Court – disregarding the constitutionally-authorized ban – declared that Congress could not interfere with slavery or prohibit it in any territory, thereby “reopening the African slave trade [through] perversions of judicial power.” Republicans won the election of 1860 and, in accordance with this plank in their platform, they begin to take action to end slavery. For ...
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Following the Battle of Antietam, President Lincoln Decides: "“The time for the annunciation of the emancipation policy can no longer be delayed."

Following the Battle of Antietam, President Lincoln Decides: ““The time for the annunciation of the emancipation policy can no longer be delayed.”

The Confederate Army was unstoppable – within weeks of winning the Civil War. General Robert E. Lee had won the Second Battle of Bull Run and was marching 55,000 Confederate troops into Maryland on Sept. 3, 1862. The Confederate Army was welcomed into Maryland as anti-Union protests had been filling Baltimore’s streets. On Sept. 13, 1862, President Lincoln met with Rev. William Patterson, Rev. John Dempster ...
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The Infamous 'Golden Afternoon' when Lewis Carroll Rowed his Boat up the Isis with Alice Liddell and sisters Telling the 'Alice in Wonderland' story

The Infamous ‘Golden Afternoon’ when Lewis Carroll Rowed his Boat up the Isis with Alice Liddell and sisters Telling the ‘Alice in Wonderland’ story

Alice was published in 1865, three years after Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (pseudonym Lewis Carroll) and the Reverend Robinson Duckworth rowed in a boat, on 4 July 1862 (this popular date of the "golden afternoon" might be a confusion or even another Alice-tale, for that particular day was cool, cloudy and rainy), up the Isis (Thames River) with the three young daughters of Henry Liddell (the Vice-Chancellor ...
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Abolitionist Julia Ward Howe's Inspiring Lyrics to "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" are First Published in "The Atlantic Monthly'

Abolitionist Julia Ward Howe’s Inspiring Lyrics to “The Battle Hymn of the Republic” are First Published in “The Atlantic Monthly’

"The Battle Hymn of the Republic", also known as "Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory" outside of the United States, is a song by American writer Julia Ward Howe using the music from the song "John Brown's Body." Howe's more famous lyrics were written in November 1861, and first published in The Atlantic Monthly in February 1862. The song links the judgment of the wicked at ...
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The American Civil War Begins and Lasts Over 4 Years. Why Did the South Really go to War?

The American Civil War Begins and Lasts Over 4 Years. Why Did the South Really go to War?

On April 12, 1861, the war began when Brig. Gen. P.G.T. Beauregard opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston harbor forcing its surrender. In response to the attack, President Lincoln called for 75,000 volunteers to suppress the rebellion. While Northern states responded quickly, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Arkansas refused, opting to join the Confederacy instead. In July, Union forces commanded by Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell ...
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