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May 22
Should Memorial Day really be on May 30th each year?

Should Memorial Day really be on May 30th each year?

As we look at the ceremonies going on for the Memorial Day weekend, the controversy continues about whether such a weekend should exist, or if Memorial Day should be commemorated only on May 30th each year.

May 22
This day in 1856: Violence on the U.S. Senate floor

This day in 1856: Violence on the U.S. Senate floor

A nearly fatal beating on the U.S. senate floor on this day in 1856 was another step toward a Civil War five years later. The attacker wasn’t an assassin—it was a fellow congressman.

Civic Calendar, Civil War

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