Post Tagged with: "Abraham Lincoln"

How a Quiet Pennsylvania Town Changed U.S. History in 1863

How a Quiet Pennsylvania Town Changed U.S. History in 1863

From July 1 to July 3, Americans are marking the 150th anniversary of what is arguably the most historically pivotal and symbolic battle of the country’s bloody 1861–1865 Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg. In 1863 the small college town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, became the site of the largest battle [...]

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Presidents Day: Honoring U.S. Presidents Washington and Lincoln

Presidents Day: Honoring U.S. Presidents Washington and Lincoln

U.S. Holidays Washington’s Birthday is a U.S. federal holiday celebrated on the third Monday of February in honor of George Washington, the first president of the United States. Increasingly, the holiday has become an occasion to celebrate the birthdays of both President George Washington and President Abraham Lincoln. Many Americans [...]

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U.S. Embassy to Belgium and U.S. Mission to the EU Co-Host Belgian Movie Premiere of “Lincoln”

U.S. Embassy to Belgium and U.S. Mission to the EU Co-Host Belgian Movie Premiere of “Lincoln”

In celebration of Black History Month, U.S. Ambassador to Belgium Howard Gutman and the U.S. Ambassador to the European Union William E. Kennard hosted the avant-premiere of the movie “Lincoln” in Brussels on January 22, 2012. Over 500 Brussels attendees enjoyed a lively gathering for the pre-screening of “Lincoln”, a [...]

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