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Thanks Shannon! #OnThisDayInHistory #GettysburgAddress "...that this nation under God, shall have a new birth of freedom; and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Thankful today for those who continue to preserve our freedom. #SemperFi #AlwaysFaithful


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November 19, 2002: Audioslave

November 19, 2002: Audioslave released their debut album! #audioslave #tommorello #chriscornell


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#onthisday, November 19, 1703,

#onthisday, November 19, 1703, A masked man held prisoner in the Bastille in Paris died. His true identity was the cause of much intrigue, and his story became the basis of literary works by François Voltaire and Alexandre Dumas...The Man in the Iron Mask . . . #manintheironmask #alexanderdumas #movie #truestory #history #bastille #france #paris #onthisdayinhistory #interesting


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#onthisdayinhistory Abraham Li

#onthisdayinhistory Abraham Lincoln delivered the Gettysburg Address on November 19, 1863 #abrahamlincoln #civilwar #gettysburgaddress #speech


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#onthisdayinhistory Christopher Columbus landed at San Juan on November 19, 1493 #puertorico #sanjuan #christophercolumbus #discovery


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I watched Larry King Live Loyally and Religiously almost all of my life... My Love for him knows no end... I still often miss him when I am searching for something to watch at 9pm, even all these years later... They don't make um like Larry anymore and that's the truth... I'm so grateful we still have his kind in this world... Thank You, Sir For All Of It... MY love and appreciation forever... A Very Very Happy 84th Birthday to The Iconic Newsman Larry King... He was born Lawrence Harvey Zeiger in Brooklyn NY... Long Live Larry King!!!!!!! #onthisday #onthisdayinhistory #onthisdayintelevisonhistory #onthisdayincnnhistory  #anelephantnvr4gets #newslegend #journalismhistory #history #historychick #historynerd #historygeek #historygirl #tvhistory #legend #happybirthdaylarryking #larrykinglive #thankyoularryking #thegreatlarryking #larrykingsuspenders #happybirthdaysir #imisslarrykinglive


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On this day in 1803, Haitian f

On this day in 1803, Haitian forces under the leadership of Jean-Jacques Dessalines wins a decisive victory at the Battle of Vertières against the French forces under Donatien de Rochambeau (the son of the Comte de Rochambeau who participated in the American Revolution). This final battle ended the Haitian Revolution with independence for Saint Domingue - now renamed Haiti. A French colony since the mid-17th century, St. Domingue had been in open revolt against France since the slave rebellion of 1791 as France itself was preoccupied by its own revolution and European wars. While the conflict expanded to include Spain and Great Britain, the revolutionary government in France abolished slavery. Toussaint Louverture, having sided with the slave revolt against France, switched sides and supported France against Spain and Britain once slavery was abolished. Louverture emerged as a major leader of the revolution, ruling St. Domingue until he was arrested in 1802. After Louverture, Jean-Jacques Dessalines emerged as the leader of the revolution against Napoleon, who sent an expeditionary force led by his brother-in-law Charles Leclerc to reestablish colonial rule and reenslave the black inhabitants. In an extended conflict that saw soldiers died from diseases (included Leclerc) along with brutal attrition, Dessalines’ forces proved formidable against Rochambeau. Port-au-Prince was abandoned by the French by October, and after the Battle of Vertières, Rochambeau and his forces surrendered. On January 1, 1804, the Haitian Revolution ended with the former French colony successfully becoming the first black republic to win it. Dessalines would rule as Governor-General, and then Emperor, of Haiti until his assassination in 1806. November 18 is considered the Day of Victory in celebration for this final battle. #onthisdayinhistory #todayinhistory #vertières #haiti #stdomingue #dessalines #louverture #haitianrevolution #dayofvictory


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Pictured above is the site of

Pictured above is the site of Fort Washington, the name of which, on this day in 1776, was changed to Fort Knyphausen. It doesn't exactly have the same ring to it, but General William Howe changed it in honor of the Hessian, Lieutenant General Wilhelm von Knyphausen, who had led a successful raid on the fort. Find out more here: http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/fort-washington-becomes-fort-knyphausen #federalistcoalition #fedco #unitedstates #americanhistory #manhattan #onthisdayinhistory #onthisday #otd (Image: Wikipedia)


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On This Day In History . 18 November 1851 . Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover died . . About Ernest Augustus (2.); . ◼ Although his marriage in 1815 to the twice-widowed Frederica of Mecklenburg-Strelitz met with the disapproval of his mother, Queen Charlotte, it proved a happy one. By 1817, King George III had only one legitimate grandchild, Princess Charlotte of Wales, & when she died in childbirth, Ernest was the senior son to be both married & not estranged from his wife. This gave him some prospect of succeeding to the British throne. However, both of his unmarried older brothers quickly married, & King George's fourth son, Edward, Duke of Kent, fathered the eventual British heir, Princess Alexandrina Victoria of Kent, later Queen Victoria. . ◼ Ernest was an active member of the House of Lords, where he maintained an extremely conservative voting record. There were persistent allegations (reportedly spread by his political foes) that he had murdered his valet & had fathered a son by his sister, Princess Sophia. Before Victoria succeeded to the British throne, it was rumoured that Ernest intended to murder her & take the throne himself. When King William IV died on 20 June 1837, Ernest acceded to the Hanoverian throne. Becoming Hanover's first ruler to reside in the state since George I, he had a generally successful fourteen-year reign. . . . #onthisdayinhistory #thisdayinhistory #theyear1851 #ErnestAugustus #KingOfHanover #DukeofCumberland #HouseofHanover #KingdomofHanover  #History #BritishMonarchy


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On This Day In History . 18 November 1851 . Ernest Augustus, King of Hanover died . . About Ernest Augustus (1.); . 👑 Ernest Augustus (born.5 June 1771) was King of Hanover from 20 June 1837 until his death. . ◼ He was the fifth son & eighth child of George III, who eleven years before Ernest's birth had inherited the thrones of two kingdoms, Great Britain & Ireland, & also that of the Electorate of Hanover, still part of the Holy Roman Empire. . ◼ As a fifth son, Ernest seemed unlikely to become a monarch, but none of his four elder brothers produced a legitimate son who lived past infancy. The Salic Law, which barred succession "to or through a woman," prevailed in Hanover; therefore, when his elder brother William IV died in 1837, Ernest succeeded him as King of Hanover, for Hanover had become a 'Kingdom' when the Holy Roman Empire was abolished in 1806. . ◼ In the United Kingdom, however, where a different law of succession prevailed, Queen Victoria succeeded to the throne, thus ending the personal union between the British Isles &  Hanover that had existed since 1714. . ◼ Ernest was born in England but was sent to Hanover in his adolescence for his education & military training. While serving with Hanoverian forces in Wallonia against Revolutionary France, he received a disfiguring facial wound. In 1799, he was created Duke of Cumberland & Teviotdale. . . . #onthisdayinhistory #thisdayinhistory #theyear1851 #ErnestAugustus #KingOfHanover #DukeofCumberland #HouseofHanover #KingdomofHanover  #History #BritishMonarchy


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#OnThisDay in 1958 SS Carl D.

#OnThisDay in 1958 SS Carl D. Bradley, a self-unloading Great Lakes freighter, broke in two & sank in a Lake Michigan storm. Of the 35 crew members, 33 died in the sinking and 23 were from a single port town...Rogers City, Michigan. Her sinking was likely caused by structural failure from the brittle steel used in her construction. She was built in 1927 and retained the title of "Queen of the Lakes" for 22 years as the longest and largest freighter on the Great Lakes. This image from our document collection is from the mastercopy for a collection of note cards by maritime artist/historian Pete Caesar. The cover is a sketch of the Carl D. Bradley. The back is from the headlines of the Grand Rapids Herald, reporting the tragedy. (Pete Caesar collection: Michigan Maritime Museum) Learn more at >>www.carldbradley.org #OnThisDayInHistory #NeverForgotten #ShipwreckNovember


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#onthisday, November 18, 1978,

#onthisday, November 18, 1978, In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier . . . #cult #cultleader #jimjones #murder #suicide #koolaid #kids #killed #religion #jonestown #guyana #religousleader #crazy #sad #history #onthisdayinhistory


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#onthisday, November 18, 1978,

#onthisday, November 18, 1978, In Jonestown, Guyana, Jim Jones led his Peoples Temple to a mass murder-suicide that claimed 918 lives in all, 909 of them in Jonestown itself, including over 270 children. Congressman Leo J. Ryan is murdered by members of the Peoples Temple hours earlier . . . #cult #cultleader #jimjones #murder #suicide #koolaid #kids #killed #religion #jonestown #guyana #religousleader #crazy #sad #history #onthisdayinhistory


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