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JFK Assassination (American Presidents Blog)

An interesting history-related post from American Presidents Blog:

As most of you know, today is the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy assassination.  Honestly, it has ben in the news so much that I didn't see the point of doing anything here other than marking the day (you'll note I posted on something completely differently).  Here, though, is a nice list of some resources if you want them.

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Inaugurating a ‘Most Successful Administration’ (American Presidents Blog)

An interesting history-related post from American Presidents Blog:

Here's a neat piece on the Hayes' inauguration:
Hayes's inaugural address on March 5, 1877 (the fourth was a Sunday) was consistent with his letter of acceptance. It disappointed Democrats, who lobbied and bargained in the late electoral crisis, as well as Republicans, who hankered for the spoils of political warfare, but it gratified liberal reformers. Hayes discussed five topics: the South, civil service reform, the currency question, foreign affairs, and the recent election. He agreed that the South should have home rule, but insisted that it should obey the entire Constitution and respect the rights of all who were ...

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USS Holland (SS-1) makes her first successful submerged run: 17 March 1898 (Naval History Blog)

An interesting history-related post from Naval History Blog:

On St. Patrick’s Day, 1898, the USS Holland (SS-1) made her first successful submerged run.  Irish-born American schoolteacher and inventor, John Phillip Holland (1842-1914) is often considered the man who contributed most to the development of the submarine.   The Story of the Holland Submarine by Richard Knowles Morris was told in the January 1960 [...]

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