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Lincoln Shot (About.com American History)

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April 14, 1865, while watching a performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater with his wife, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated from a gunshot wound to the back of ...

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The day a shot to the chest failed to stop TR’s speech (The History Blog)

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Theodore Roosevelt riding a bull mooseTomorrow, October 14th, 2012, will be the hundredth anniversary of the day Theodore Roosevelt was shot in the chest and then proceeded to deliver a 90 minute speech to an aghast crowd as blood seeped through his shirt and his breath shortened. Only when he was finished delivering his prepared remarks did he allow his aides to rush him to the hospital.

TR was on the campaign trail in Milwaukee, running for president as a candidate for the Progressive Party. He had already served two terms as President, the first from 1901 to 1905 when he finished William McKinley’s term ...

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Earliest films shot in natural color digitally restored (The History Blog)

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In 1899, British photographer Edward Raymond Turner and his financier Frederick Lee patented a process for making natural color moving pictures. Color was seen in film from the very beginning. The Annabelle Serpentine Dance was filmed in Edison’s Black Maria Studios in 1895, but it was hand-tinted after the film was shot. At least three inventors had patented natural color processes before him, but Turner’s system was the first that led to a working model.

Turner had worked for still photographers since he was 15 years old. Ten years later in 1898, he worked as an assistant to photographic pioneer ...

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Court Packing Plan Shot Down (About.com American History)

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On July 22, 1937, the US Senate voted down the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937, nicknamed FDR's Court Packing Plan. The point of the bill was to change the makeup of the Supreme Court. Previous to Franklin D. Roosevelt's election as president, conservative justices had been placed on the Supreme Court who had a strict constructionist view of federal regulations and the Constitution. Roosevelt was attempting to add members to the Supreme Court who would uphold measures of the New Deal.

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Opera glasses Lincoln was holding when shot on sale (The History Blog)

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Abraham Lincoln's Black enameled Gebruder Strausshof Optiker, Berlin opera glassesThe opera glasses Abraham Lincoln brought to Ford’s Theater to view “Our American Cousin” in binocular close-up on the night he was assassinated are going up for sale at Nate D. Sanders’ April auction.

On the night of April 14, 1865, Lincoln was holding the German-made opera glasses when John Wilkes Booth entered the Presidential Box at 10:13 PM and shot him in the back of the head. Three doctors who happened to be at the theater that night attended the mortally wounded President in the box, and then decided to move him. A shockless carriage ride to the White ...

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William McKinley Shot (About.com American History)

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On September 5, 1901, Leon Czolgosz shot President William McKinley. The President was attending the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, New York. Czolgosz was an anarchist. McKinley did not die until ...

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President Garfield Shot (About.com American History)

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On July 2, 1881, President James Garfield was shot two times while waiting for a train at a train station. His assassin, Charles Guiteau, a lawyer whose application to ...

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‘New Rome’ Shot Down (About.com European History)

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There's an ongoing argument about whether Constantinople, the new Roman capital established by Emperor Constantine, was ever officially known as 'New Rome'. Dennis McHenry has taken a look at this on his classical blog, and argues forcefully for a 'no'.  I found it interesting reading and thought I'd share.

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Lincoln Shot (About American History)

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April 14, 1865, while watching a performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater with his wife, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated from a gunshot wound to the back of...

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Lincoln Shot (About.com American History)

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April 14, 1865, while watching a performance of "Our American Cousin" at Ford's Theater with his wife, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated from a gunshot wound to the back of ...

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Dr. Martin Luther King Shot (About.com American History)

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On April 4, 1968 civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King was shot dead at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1963, he became world famous for his "I have a dream" speech.

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Dr. Martin Luther King Shot (About American History)

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On April 4, 1968 civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King was shot dead at a motel in Memphis, Tennessee. In 1963, he became world famous for his "I...

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