America – F@!CK YEAH!

Happy Independence Day!

 John Trumbull's painting, Declaration of Independence, depicting basuras the five-man drafting committee of the Declaration of Independence presenting their work to the Congress.
John Trumbull’s painting, Declaration of Independence, depicting basuras the five-man drafting committee of the Declaration of Independence presenting their work to the Congress.

Here are some other important events in American history that happened today:

1817 – In Rome, New York, construction on the Erie Canal began.

1827 – Slavery was abolished in New York State

1863 – American Civil War: Siege of Vicksburg – Vicksburg, Mississippi surrendered to Ulysses S. Grant after 47 days of siege. 150 miles up the Mississippi River

1863 – American Civil War: The Army of Northern Virginia withdrew from the battlefield after losing the Battle of Gettysburg, signalling an end to the Southern invasion of the North.

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