Sun Yat-sen

On November 12, 1866, Chinese physician and politician Sun Yat-sen was born in the village of Cuiheng, Xiangshan County (now Zhongshan City), Guangdong. He was the founding father of the Republic of China. The first provisional president of the Republic of China, Sun was a Chinese medical doctor, writer, philosopher, Georgist, calligrapher and revolutionary. As the foremost pioneer and first leader of a Republican China, … Continue reading Sun Yat-sen

Lincoln Assassinated!

At about 10:20 p.m. on April 14, 1865, 16th President of the United States Abraham Lincoln was assassinated by well-known stage actor John Wilkes Booth while attending the play Our American Cousin at Ford’s Theatre in Washington, D.C. Shot in the head as he watched the play, Lincoln died the following day at 7:22 a.m., in the Petersen House opposite the theater. He was the … Continue reading Lincoln Assassinated!

Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America

Abraham Lincoln was born on  February 12, 1809, growing up to become an American statesman and lawyer who served as the 16th President of the United States from March 1861 until his assassination in April 1865. Lincoln led the United States through its Civil War — its bloodiest war and perhaps its greatest moral, constitutional, and political crisis. In doing so, he preserved the Union, … Continue reading Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States of America

United States #902 (1940)

Ratification of the 13th Admendment

On December 6, 1865, the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution was ratified by the required number of states which abolished slavery and involuntary servitude, except as punishment for a crime. In Congress, it was passed by the Senate on April 8, 1864, and by the House on January 31, 1865. On December 18, 1865, Secretary of State William H. Seward proclaimed its adoption. … Continue reading Ratification of the 13th Admendment

United States #600 (1924)

Lincoln Delivers the Gettysburg Address

On the afternoon of Thursday, November 19, 1863, U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered what has become one of the best known speeches in American history, the Gettysburg Address. The occasion was the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, four and a half months after the Union armies defeated those of the Confederacy at the Battle of Gettysburg. In just over two minutes, … Continue reading Lincoln Delivers the Gettysburg Address