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America Goes to War . . .

American Civil WarFort Sumter, the First Shot of the Civil War, 1861
"...that shot was a sound of alarm that brought every soldier in the harbor to his feet." The majority of Southern leaders did not believe that their secession from the Union would lead to war Fort Sumter proved them wrong.

Attack on Pearl Harbor - The White House Reaction, Dec. 7, 1941
"My God, there's another wave of Jap planes over Hawaii right this minute." The attack stuns the White House.

  Photo of the Week:

Verboten!Verboten!, 1945.Fraternizing with the enemy was not allowed in post-war Germany.

U-Boat Attack, 1917
Captured German footage of one of its submarines in action during World War I.

The Hindenburg Explodes, 1937
The great German airship bursts into flames as it attempts to land at Lakehurst, NJ.

The Japanese Attack Pearl Harbor, 1941
Captured Japanese footage taken from their aircraft during the attack.

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  It Happened This Month:
Duel at DawnA Duel at Dawn, 1804
"This is a mortal wound, doctor." Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr, Two of America's founding fathers, square off in a New Jersey field one does not survive.

Billy the KidBilly the Kid killed, 1881
"...I drew my revolver and fired, threw my body aside, and fired again." Sheriff Pat Garrett describes the night he confronted Billy the Kid.

  Notable Quote:
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke (1729-1797)

Iwo Jima, 1945
The first wave attacks the beach in one of WWII's costliest battles.

Theodore Roosevelt 1912
The "Bull Moose" candidate speaks during his unsuccessful campaign for President.

Charles Lindbergh, 1927
The "Lone Eagle" speaks after his historic flight

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