Category: US history

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That was then (April 3, 1860) When one considers how iconic the Pony Express is in American history, it may be hard to believe that the service was in operation for only nineteen months, from April 3, 1860 until October 26, 1861. Perhaps its most famous rider was William Cody (1846–1917), who signed on at …

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Lying flags flying

On March 13, 1962 – Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Lyman Lemnitzer, proposed performing false-flag terrorist attacks upon Guantanamo Bay Naval Base to Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, as a result of which Lemnitzer was removed from his position.

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Contested presidential contests

In the history of US Presidential elections, it has happened five times that the winner of the popular vote lost the election. That occurred three times in the 19th century and has happened twice in the 21st.