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Lincoln is a Good Movie, But Is it Inaccurate?

A Connecticut Senator says the Steven Spielberg movie, Lincoln, is historically inaccurate.

Senator Joe Courtney has written a letter to Spielberg saying the movie has his state on the wrong side of the slavery debate.  In the movie, Connecticut lawmakers are seen wanting to keep slavery, while in real life Senator Courtney says Connecticut lawmakers in the 1860's voted to abolish slavery.  Now what?

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Christmas History
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10 Unusual Historical Events That Happened During Christmas

Everyone knows Christmas Day is all about tearing open presents, spending time with loved ones, gorging on lots of good food and celebrating the holiday spirit in general. Even though most of us have got the holiday thing down by now, some folks out there might not be aware of some of the unusual and history-making events marking Christmas Day and Christmas Eve in the past.

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Plymouth Rock Pilgrims
'Landing of the Pilgrims,' by Michele Felice Cornè, the White House Historical Association
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This Day in History for December 21 — Pilgrims Hit Plymouth Rock, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1620: William Bradford and the Mayflower Pilgrims land on what is now known as Plymouth Rock in Plymouth, Massachusetts (more info)

1898: Pierre and Marie Curie discover radium (more info)

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Elvis army
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This Day in History for December 20 — Elvis Drafted Into Army, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1803: The Louisiana Purchase is completed at a ceremony in New Orleans (more info)

1860: South Carolina becomes the first state to secede from the United States (more info)

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Impeachment hearings
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This Day in History for December 19 — House Impeaches Bill Clinton, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1776: Thomas Paine publishes one of a series of pamphlets in the Pennsylvania Journal titled 'The American Crisis' (more info)

1777: George Washington's Continental Army goes into winter quarters at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (more info)

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Hatfields and McCoys Reality Series
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History Developing ‘Hatfields & McCoy’s Reality Series?

These days, one of the surest ways to capitalize on an original blockbuster success is to develop a reality series inspired by its premise. We saw an example earlier this week with The CW putting into development a reality series with a striking similarity to 'The Hunger Games,' though this may be the most surprising example to date. Based on the runaway award-winning success of History's 'Hatfields & McCoys' the cable channel is going back to the well to develop a reality TV series around the descendants of the famous family. Will it be just as buzz-worthy?

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Mona Lisa stamp
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This Day in History for December 12 — Stolen Mona Lisa Recovered, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1901: Italian physicist and radio pioneer Guglielmo Marconi succeeds in sending the first radio transmission across the Atlantic Ocean (more info)

1913: Two years after it was stolen from the Louvre museum in Paris, Leonardo da Vinci's masterpiece 'The Mona Lisa' is recovered inside Italian waiter Vincenzo Peruggia's hotel room in Florence (more info)

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Bernie Madoff
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This Day in History for December 11 — Bernie Madoff Arrested, and More

Here’s a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:

1941: Following the American declaration of war on Japan after the attack on Pearl Harbor, Germany and Italy declare war on the United States (more info)

1946: The United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund (UNICEF) is established (more info)

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