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Today we pay tribute to the service and heroism of Lieutenant John F. Kennedy, a Navy PT Boat Commander during WWII. In August 1943, Kennedy and his crew had been running night missions near the islands of New Georgia when they happened upon a Japanese destroyer, Amagiri. The Amagiri unknowingly crashed into Kennedy's boat, splitting it in half. Two of Kennedy's crew were killed instantly, and five others clung to the boat's debris. Kennedy, with intense back pain, towed one survivor, a…

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from Slate Magazine

Abraham Lincoln's mistaken engagement

Lincoln's awkward breakup letter. From The Vault.

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from Etsy

Galen, Illinois, General Grants House, After the War - Linen Postcard - Unused (Z)

Galen Illinois General Grants House After by postcardsofthepast

First Lady Michelle Obama wipes away tears as she listens to her husband President Barack Obama speak at the dedication ceremony for the National Museum of African American History and Culture, 9/24/16. S&G

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States & Capitals/Presidents Bookmark..Have students make this and then research a topic..how many related?, assassinated?, re-elected?, no vp?, etc. Endless ways to cross the curriculum with history and ELA!

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