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Historical Events in America

Nothing has captured the important historical events in America’s past like the nation’s newspapers. From eye-witness accounts of historical events to in-depth profiles of the country’s leaders, thinkers and trend-setters, you will find something here to interest and inform you.

Painting: “American Infantry Attacks at Lundy’s Lane,” by Alonzo Chappell, 1859. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Old Obituary Tells War of 1812 Veteran’s Story.” blog.genealogyban...

Old Obituary Tells War of 1812 Veteran’s Story

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Photo of American flags flying at half staff on Columbus Circle, Washington, D.C., on Patriot Day 11 September 2013. Source: T. H. Kelly; Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Patriot Day: Remembering 9/11.” blog.genealogyban...

Patriot Day: Remembering 9/11

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If you are exploring your ancestry all the way back to the Colonial period in U.S. history, this Infographic will help—providing a timeline and facts to help you better understand the times your ancestors lived in. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Early American Colonial History Timeline Infographic.” blog.genealogyban...

Early American Colonial History Timeline Infographic

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A newspaper article about the Hindenburg disaster, published in the Trenton Evening Times (Trenton, New Jersey), 6 May 1937. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “How to Research Old Newspaper Headlines for Family History.” blog.genealogyban...

How to Research Old Newspaper Headlines for Family History

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Painting: an imaginative depiction of the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, by J. Mund. Source: Wikimedia Commons. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “Deadly Duel: Vice President Burr Kills Alexander Hamilton.” blog.genealogyban...

Deadly Duel: Vice President Burr Kills Alexander Hamilton

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A photo of Tyrannosaurs Rex exhibit from the 1964 World’s Fair. Credit: Gary W. Clark. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “1964 World’s Fair: History, Photos & Memorabilia.” blog.genealogyban...

1964 World’s Fair: History, Photos & Memorabilia

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A photo of “It’s a Small World” from the 1964 World’s Fair. Credit: Gary W. Clark. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “1964 World’s Fair: History, Photos & Memorabilia.” blog.genealogyban...

1964 World’s Fair: History, Photos & Memorabilia

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Front-page news about Charles Lindbergh’s historic first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean, published in the Augusta Chronicle newspaper (Augusta, Georgia), 22 May 1927. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “21 May 1927: Charles Lindbergh’s Daring Solo Plane Flight.” blog.genealogyban...

21 May 1927: Charles Lindbergh’s Daring Solo Plane Flight

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A newspaper article about the historic U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, which ruled that segregation in public schools was unconstitutional, published in the Advocate newspaper (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), 18 May 1954. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “17 May 1954: Supreme Court Rules against School Segregation.” blog.genealogyban...

17 May 1954: Supreme Court Rules against School Segregation

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Front-page news about President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dying in office, published in the Plain Dealer (Cleveland, Ohio), 13 April 1945. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “69th Anniversary: President Franklin D. Roosevelt Died in Office.” blog.genealogyban...

69th Anniversary: President Franklin D. Roosevelt Died in Office

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A newspaper article about the McLean House in Appomattox Court House, Virginia, the place where Confederate General Robert E. Lee surrendered to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, published in the Dallas Morning News (Dallas, Texas), 22 February 1903. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “149th Anniversary: Civil War Ends with Lee’s Surrender to Grant.” blog.genealogyban...

149th Anniversary: Civil War Ends with Lee’s Surrender to Grant

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A newspaper article about the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee to Union General Ulysses S. Grant, published in the Boston Herald (Boston, Massachusetts), 10 April 1865. Read more on the GenealogyBank blog: “149th Anniversary: Civil War Ends with Lee’s Surrender to Grant.” blog.genealogyban...

149th Anniversary: Civil War Ends with Lee’s Surrender to Grant

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