Harper Lee, author of "To Kill a Mockingbird," is born

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Samuel Morse, American inventor, is born

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The Battle of Gettysburg begins

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Paul Revere & William Dawes warn "the British are coming!"

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Leonardo da Vinci, Italian artist and inventor, is born

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President Lincoln is shot

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Works Progress Administration approved by Congress

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Booker T. Washington born

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Frederic-Auguste Bertholdi, Statue of Liberty sculptor, is born

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American Experience: Walt Whitman

This program, about the life and work of the poet Walt Whitman, partially funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities, is available to watch online. EDSITEment lesson plans "Walt Whitman's Poetry and Notebooks: The Sweep of the Universe" and "Walt Whitman to Langston Hughes: Poems for a Democracy" will introduce students to one of the most compelling voices of the 19th century.