The musings of a former office worker stuck in his house applying for jobs, when he would rather be out on the water.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Something Big Happened 150 Years Ago Yesterday

So i forgot to post yesterday about this, but it bears mentioning. 150 years ago yesterday, this guy:

fired a cannon at this little fort:

And thus began the bloodiest conflict in American history. Over the next four years, millions of men would fight, and hundreds of thousands would die. 2% of the population died in the war. Slaves were freed. Many historians call it the most pivotal time in our nation's history. And it turned 150 years old yesterday.

3 comments:

  1. I remembered this yesterday and was actually shocked that you didn't mention it.

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  2. Wow, sounds like an epic fight!
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