Nov 19, 1863. In 1863, 17 acres of the battlefield at Gettysburg, PA, were dedicated as a national cemetery. Noted orator Edward Everett spoke for two hours; the address that Lincoln delivered in less than two minutes was later recognized as one of the most eloquent of the English language. Five manuscript copies in Lincoln’s hand survive, including the rough draft begun in ink at the executive mansion at Washington and concluded in pencil at Gettysburg on the morning of the dedication (kept at the Library of Congress).
Today is Thursday, 19 November 2015, and here is what’s available in terms of Daily Blogging Prompts and other related events in the genealogy blogosphere:
Genealogy Items of Note
- Today: Beaujolais Nouveau Released, Cold War Formally Ends – 25th Anniversary, Gettysburg Address – Anniversary, Great American Smokeout, First Presidential Library – Anniversary, “Rocky and His Friends” Television Debut – Anniversary, and Women’s Christian Temperance Union Organized – Anniversary.