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Some on the national cemetery commission had argued that Lincoln lacked "the ability to speak upon such a grave and solemn occasion."
- Pierre de Coubertin Revives Ancient Athletic Festival
There had been considerable debate over the definition of athletic "amateurism."
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- World's Largest Steamship Launched In Britain
As the ship entered the English Channel a fire broke out above the boiler room. Within minutes flames rose to the height of the smokestack.
- Quaker Matron Becomes a Spy
Darragh set out for Whitemarsh to warn the Americans of the impending British attack.
- King Richard Attacks Nottingham Castle
To Richard's consternation, the besieged at Nottingham refused to believe that he had returned to England.
- Manhattan Theater Installs Air Conditioning
Movies closed during hot weather or showed to such small audiences that they operated at a loss.
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