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What Day Was That?

Travel back in time and learn about some of the most memorable days in world history:

America's jubilee by Andrew Burstein — July 4, 1826

D-Day, June 6, 1944: the climactic battle of World War II by Stephen E. Ambrose — June 6, 1944

The day Kennedy was shot by Jim Bishop — November 22, 1963

The day Lincoln was shot by Jim Bishop — April 14, 1865

Day of infamy by Walter Lord — December 7, 1941

The day the American Revolution began: 19 April 1775 by William H. Hallahan — April 19, 1775

The day the war ended: May 8, 1945—victory in Europe by Martin Gilbert — May 8, 1945

Krakatoa: the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester — August 27, 1883

The day Wall Street exploded: a story of America in its first age of terror by Beverly Gage — September 16, 1920

Eleventh month, eleventh day, eleventh hour: Armistice Day, 1918, World War I and its violent climax by Joseph E. Persico — November 11, 1918

Moscow, December 25, 1991: the last day of the Soviet Union by Conor O'Clery — December 25, 1991

One day in history—July 4, 1776 by Rodney P. Carlisle, general editor — July 4, 1776