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Vol. 29, No. 5

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."

- 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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