Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Ten Pivotal Dates in American History

April 19, 1775 - The shot heard around the world, the battles of Lexington and Concord begin the American Revolution

July 4, 1776 - Our nation’s birthday

April 12, 1861 Confederate batteries opened fire on Fort Sumter in the first shots of the civil war

November 19, 1863 - The Gettysburg Address - the greatest speech in American history helped to rally the dispirited North to persevere and defeat the rebellious South

April 14, 1865 - President Lincoln Assassinated - the greatest American President was shot and with him the hope of a just peace died

December 7, 1941 - “a date which will live in infamy” brought a reluctant America charging into WW II

June 6, 1944 - D Day - the largest amphibious invasion in world history landed over 160,000 troops with the help of over 5,000 ships

August 6, 1945 - the Atomic bomb is dropped on Hiroshima

July 21, 1969 - men walk on the moon

September 11, 2001 - nine eleven - the deadliest foreign attack on American soil in history

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