This Day in History – May 14

 

There are only 231 days left in the year. What do you have planned in those two-hundred odd days? Hopefully, something epic that will go down in history. Speaking of history, here are some important and semi-important events that defined America’s history.

 

1804 – Lewis and Clark depart from Camp Dubois in Illinois and began their journey by traveling up the Missouri River. They didn’t return here until September 23, 1806. 

Source: Wikipedia
Source: Wikipedia

1863 – Battle of Jackson, Mississippi takes place during the American Civil War. Under the direction of Major General Ulysses S. Grant, the Union army defeated the Confederate army. The Union army was able to seize the city and cut off supply lines to the Confederate soldiers.

1878 – The last witchcraft trial was held in Salem, Massachusetts. Luckily for the accused, Daniel Spofford, the judge dismissed the case. Spofford was accused by Lucretia L.S. Brown that he was attempting to harm her through his “mesmeric” mental powers. 

Source: Wikipedia
Source: Wikipedia

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