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The Gettysburg Address, written by Abraham Lincoln in less than an hour. The speech took less than five minutes to deliver, and the photographer on the scene didn't capture photos because his camera wasn't ready, as he was expecting Lincoln to talk for at least an hour. Reading the text still gives me goosebumps

don't iron while the strike is hot!!! February 23, 1864: 19-year-old Irish immigrant Kate Mullany leads members of the Collar Laundry Union – the first all-female union in the United States – in a successful strike in Troy, New York, for increased wages and improved working conditions. Women working in commercial laundries spent 12 to 14 hours a day ironing and washing detachable collars with harsh chemicals and boiling water and were paid about $3-$4/week.

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Walking alongside many of the original marchers, President Obama makes his way across the Edmund Pettus Bridge to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches in Selma, Alabama, on March 7.

The Half Moon, Sept. 4th, 1609. [Half Moon, September 4th, 1609.] Mid-Manhattan Picture Collection. Digital ID: 814686