1863 – President Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address


On November 19, 1863, at the dedication of a military cemetery at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, during the American Civil War, President Abraham Lincoln delivers one of the most memorable speeches in American history. In fewer than 275 words, Lincoln brilliantly and movingly reminded a war-weary public why the Union had to fight, and win, the Civil War.

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The Battle of Gettysburg, fought some four months earlier, was one of the single bloodiest battle of the Civil War. Over the course of three days, more than 45,000 men were killed, injured, captured or went missing. The battle also proved to be the turning point of the war: General Robert E. Lee’s defeat and retreat from Gettysburg marked the last Confederate invasion of Northern territory and the beginning of the Southern army’s ultimate decline.

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President Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address

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HISTORY

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November 18, 2022

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November 18, 2022

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March 10, 2010

End… Daylight Saving Time


Why a Petition is required:

The Uniform Time Act of 1966 (amended by the Energy Policy Act of 2005) is the law that sets the time for the entire country.  The only solution would be a Petition to Congress to amend the law.

Lynne Jones started this petition to U. S. Department of Transportation

Daylight-savings time is an unnecessary burden that impacts millions of lives twice a year.

Many people complain but nothing changes. Let’s end this once and for all. Join me in petitioning the U.S. Department of Transportation – which is the federal agency responsible for oversight of daylight-savings time – to end the madness. Several states have already opted-out or are considering opting-out, so why not end it all together? 

Get rid of Daylight-Savings Time! 

on this day … 11/19


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Lincoln delivers Gettysburg Address
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