This Day jul 4 In History div.history text-align: center; div.history div.history-text display: inline-block; font: 28px/30px ‘Courier’, monospace; margin: 14px; color: #369; text-transform: uppercase; vertical-align: top; border-top: 3px solid #369; border-bottom: 3px solid #369; width: 180px; text-align: center; div.calendar-block display: inline-block; margin: 0 auto; text-align: center; -moz-box-shadow: 1px 2px 2px 0 #eee; -webkit-box-shadow: 1px 2px 2px 0 #eee; box-shadow: 1px 2px 2px 0 #eee; div.month background-color: #800; color: #fff; text-transform: uppercase; font-size: 14px; line-height: 24px; div.day border: 1px solid #ddd; color: #036; font: 32px/36px ‘Georgia’, serif; padding: 3px 18px 9px 18px; $(document).ready(function() var parent = $(‘#this-day-in-history’).parents(‘.content-inner’).parent(); var date = parent.find(‘.post-info-user’).html().split(‘ ‘)1.split(‘,’)0.split(‘ ‘); var month = date1.substr(0, 3), day = date2; $(‘#this-day-in-history’).find(‘div.month’).text(month); $(‘#this-day-in-history’).find(‘div.day’).text(day); ) On November 19, 1863, speaking at the Gettysburg National Cemetery in Pennsylvania, President Abraham Lincoln gave one of his most iconic speeches — the Gettysburg Address. What Was the Gettysburg Address All About? As it turns out, President Lincoln wasn’t actually intended to be the keynote speaker. He attended the ceremony to dedicate a cemetery for fallen Union soldiers who had fought in the Battle of Gettysburg. After the initial keynote speaker Edward Everett — a popular orator at the time — spoke for two hours, President Lincoln gave a two-minute speech highlighting the overarching purpose of the Civil War. read more

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