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Revolt aboard the slave ship
« on: July 03, 2016, 02:11:21 AM »
Revolt aboard the slave ship

On this day in 1839, a slave rebellion occurred on the ship Amistad, and the subsequent acquittal of the mutineers, who were deemed to be kidnap victims rather than merchandise, was a victory for American abolitionism.

More Events on this day:

1979: The United States first issued the Susan B. Anthony dollar coin.

1932: U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt coined the term “New Deal” in his acceptance speech for the Democratic presidential nomination.

1881: Shot on this day, U.S. President James A. Garfield died several weeks later on September 19.

1865: In London's East End, William Booth founded the ministry later called the Salvation Army.

1776: After a dramatic all-night ride, Delaware delegate Caesar Rodney arrived just in time to cast the decisive vote approving the Declaration of Independence.

1644: At the Battle of Marston Moor, Parliamentary forces handed the Royalists their first major defeat in the English Civil Wars.

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