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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.

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  • Cornwallis surrenders

    British General Charles Cornwallis surrenders to General George Washington at Yorktown, concluding the major fighting of the Revolutionary War. 

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  • 1973 Oil Crisis begins

    In response to American support for Israel during the Yom Kippur War, members of OPEC begin an oil embargo against the United States. The resulting oil crisis would spark a global economic downturn before American diplomats intervened to negotiate an end to the embargo.

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  • British surrender at Saratoga

    Surrounded by an American army at Saratoga, British General John Burgoyne surrenders, ending the British threat in upstate New York. This decisive American triumph would compel the French to ally with the American patriots.

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