Thomas Jefferson becomes Secretary of State

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New Mexico Centennial Online Atlas of Historic Maps

Atlas of Historic New Mexico

NEH affiliate New Mexico Humanities Council's online Atlas of Historic New Mexico maps contains twenty historic maps of New Mexico, annotated with descriptions by the map makers and others people living, working, and exploring in New Mexico at that time.

The gold medal of the 2012 Olympics

The Olympics

To mark the 2012 Olympics, head back to the ancient city-state and Classical Greek civilization. Examine Greek values and cultural assumptions about human excellence and competition. Then, explore the great city of London, site of this year’s Games, as well as the 1908 and 1948 Olympics.

Henry David Thoreau dies

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Logo for Chosen Food exhibit at the Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum of Maryland

Experience the Chosen Food: Cuisine, Culture, and American Jewish Identity exhibition, which examines the diversity of Jewish eating and uncovers the messages in this cuisine.

Lyndon Johnson delivers “We Shall Overcome” speech

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The novel “Native Son” by Richard Wright published

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Historian Henry Adams born

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American painter Grant Wood born

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American modernist Gertrude Stein born

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