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This Day in History, 1863

Today is the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.

The Library of Congress has an excellent page about it here: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/gadd/

It includes drafts of the speech and the only known photograph of Lincoln at Gettysburg.

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"The world will little note, nor long remember, what we say here"

Ironic, of course. Ironic, also, that the world has not remembered anything that Edward Everett said as actual featured orator that day.
Who's Edward Everett? :-)
It was either this or the accession of Pope Hilarius, most notable for his name.
Or Pele's 1000th goal in 1969.
While I was here (Cornell) over the summer, the program I was in did a tour of the Kroch Rare and Manuscript Collection, which is located underground, accessed through the library. Among other things, they showed us one of the five existing copies of the Gettysburg Address written in Lincoln's own hand. Pretty neat.

The Kroch library also has an extensive collection of Playboys (I'm told). But that's neither here nor there.
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