Battle of Yorktown begins

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Thomas Jefferson becomes Secretary of State

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An American flag draped over the Pentagon after the 9/11 attacks

The September 11 Digital Archive

The September 11 Digital Archive presents the history of September 11, 2001 and its aftermath. The Archive contains more than 150,000 digital items, a tally that includes more than 40,000 emails and other electronic communications, more than 40,000 first-hand stories, and more than 15,000 digital images.

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PBS: "Death and the Civil War"

On the 150th anniversary of Antietam, the single bloodiest battle on American soil, this PBS film examines how the unprecedented carnage changed  American attitudes towards death

 

 

Battle of Antietam

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General Stonewall Jackson dying at the Battle of Chancellorsville, 1863

Encyclopedia Virginia: Second Manassas Campaign

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the Second Manassas Campaign of the Civil War. Waged August 13 – September 3, 1862, the battle was an important Confederate victory for General Robert E. Lee and his deputy, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson.

Battle of Kennesaw Mountain begins

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U.S. begins Berlin airlift

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Korean War begins

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Winston Churchill delivers “Their Finest Hour” speech

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