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John Nicolay and John Hay were Lincoln’s two closest aides in the White House, and helped to craft the image of the President we have today.

Thomas Paine's Common Sense helped Americans "decide upon the propriety of separation,” as George Washington said.

Interest in the outlaw has grown recently with the discovery of the first authenticated photographs of Henry McCarty, who died at the age of 21 after a short, notorious life of gambling and gunfights.

Because of wartime gas rationing, Congress and the Administration debated cancelling the famous gridiron match-up between Army and Navy in 1942. President Roosevelt found a novel solution.

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We nearly lost our first president to the flu. The country could have died, too, by Gillian Brockell In 1790, George Washington fell severely ill, threatening his life and the young nation he led.
Yes, Women Could Vote After The 19th Amendment — But Not All Women. Or Men, by Melissa Block Even after that milestone, millions of people — women and men alike — were still excluded from the vote, as many barriers to suffrage remained.
I’m a Historian. I See Reason to Fear—And to Hope, by Joanne Freeman We can’t assume that all will be fine in the end, but history shows us that times of unrest are opportunities, too.
The Mask Slackers of 1918, by Christine Hauser As the influenza pandemic swept across the United States in 1918 and 1919, masks took a role in political and cultural wars.
How a Lincoln-Douglass Debate Led to Historic Discovery, by Ted Mann Texting exchange by two professors led to Frederick Douglass letter on Emancipation Memorial
In 'Hamilton', Angelica Schuyler's husband is called 'not a lot of fun.' Here's his real story, by Daryl Austin While the play's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, has delivered Hamilton his long-overdue public acclaim, many other historical figures are overlooked or represented in a less-than-flattering manner throughout the production.

    Today in History

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

    Rosa Parks is arrested in Montgomery, Alabama for refusing to move to the back of a city bus for a white passenger. Parks' arrest sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott, organized by Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr., which compelled Montgomery to desegregate its bus system.

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  • Ford installs first assembly line

    Inspired by Henry Ford, the Ford Motor Company starts its assembly line for the first time. The assembly line helped Ford cut Model T manufacturing time from 12 hours to 2.5 hours

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  • House of Representatives takes control of election

    In accordance with the 12th Amendment, the House of Representatives intervenes to decide the winner of the 1824 Presidential Election. Andrew Jackson had won a plurality of the electoral college, but John Quincy Adams, William Crawford, and Henry Clay had won enough votes to deny Jackson a majority.

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