The Gettysburg Address was seven score and 15 years ago: Here’s some history and a brief video with contemporaneous photos and illustrations. Related: Pennsylvania newspaper prints retraction (written in the style of the Gettysburg Address) for 1863 article calling Gettysburg address “silly remarks.”
Napoleonic refugees in America.
I’d forgotten all about the USFL: Donald Trump’s Misadventures in Professional Football.
President James Garfield’s birthday — when he was shot, Alexander Graham Bell showed up with a metal detector to try to locate the bullet.
Three Centuries after His Beheading, a Kinder, Gentler Blackbeard Emerges.
There’s still time to gather all of the ingredients: The traditional drunken turkey recipe.
ICYMI, most recent links are here, and include Veterans Day links, why pencils are yellow, hair washing advice from the 12th and 17th centuries, and football physics.