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Abraham Lincoln - Facts, Birthday and Assassination

Abraham Lincoln, a self-taught lawyer, legislator and vocal opponent of slavery, was elected 16th president of the United States in November 1860, shortly before the outbreak of the Civil War. Lincoln proved to be a shrewd military strategist and a savvy leader: His Emancipation Proclamation paved the way for slavery’s abolition, while his Gettysburg Address stands as one of the most famous pieces of oratory in American history.
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Severn IV AO-61 - History

Severn IV(AO-61: dp. 7,136 (It.); 1. 553& 39;; b. 75& 39;; dr. 32& 39;, s. 18 k.cpl. 298; a. 1 5& 34;, 4 3& 34;, 8 1.1& 34;, 12 20mm.; cl. Ashtabula; T. T3-S2-A1)The fourth Severn (AO-61) was laid down under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 727) on 24 November 1943 by the Bethlehem-Sparrows Point Shipyard, Inc.
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The 2004 Democrat Primaries

The Democrats have been holding their primaries and caucuses since January 2004. The expected favourite was the former governor of Vermont, Howard Dean. The other runners included John Edwards, John Kerry, Dick Gephardt and Al Sharpton. The first real test of the party's intentions came in the causus at Iowa.
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