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Days In History !

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1922, May 30th ~ The Lincoln Memorial was dedicated in Washington.

1890, December 29th ~ More than 200 Indian men, women and children were massacred by the U.S. 7th Cavalry at Wounded Knee Creek, S.D.

1879, December 31 ~ Thomas Edison gave the first public demonstration of his incandescent lamp in Menlo Park, N.J.

1868, May 30th ~ The first major Memorial Day observance was held to honor those killed during the Civil War. It was originally known to some as Decoration Day.

1865, December 24th ~ A group of Confederate veterans met in Pulaski, Tenn., to form a secret society they called the Ku Klux Klan.

1865, December 6th ~ The 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, abolishing slavery in the United States.

1865, June 23rd ~ The last Confederate holdouts formally surrendered in the Oklahoma Territory.

1865, June 2nd ~ The Civil War came to an end when Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi, signed the surrender terms offered by Union negotiators.

1865, May 29th ~ U.S. President Andrew Johnson issued a proclamation giving a general amnesty to all who took part in the rebellion against the United States.

1864, October 31st ~ Navada was admitted to the Union as the 36th state.

1863, November 24th ~ Union Gen. U.S. Grant launched the U.S. Civil War Battle of Chattanooga in Tennessee.

1863, November 19th ~ U.S. President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on a Civil War battlefield in Pennsylvania.

1863, July 21st ~ The first major military engagement of the Civil War occurred at Bull Run Creek, Va.

1863, July 13th ~ Opposition to the Federal Conscription Act led to riots in New York City. More than 1,000 people were killed.

1862, December 30th ~ The Union ironclad ship USS Monitor sank off Cape Hatteras, N.C., during a storm. Sixteen members of the crew were lost.

1862, July 12th ~ The U.S. Congress authorized a new award, the U.S. Medal of Honor, often called the Congressional Medal of Honor.

1862, June 2nd ~ Gen. Robert E. Lee took command of the Confederate armies of eastern Virginia and North Carolina in the Civil War.

1861, October 24th ~ The first telegram was transmitted across the United States from California Chief Justice Stephen Field to U.S. President Abraham Lincoln in Washington.

1859, July 20th ~ American baseball fans were charged an admission fee for the first time when 1,500 spectators each paid 50 cents to see Brooklyn play New York.

1848, December 29th ~ Gaslights were installed at the White House for the first time.

1800, November 1st ~ U.S. President John Adams and his family moved into the newly built White House as Washington became the new U.S. capital.

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