"On this day in American History" from "today@VOA"
As the visitors of this site know, "Events from Wikipedia & Yoshida blog" in Japanese edition started from April 21, 2014, numbering more than some 6386 items as of now and growing more and more. It happened that I noticed a similar article in "today@VOA" email news, which I call "American edition of today's events". An interesting thing in editing the column is that I select some photos concerned to the article thus making the visitors understand the events in visual ways and means.
American edition of "Today's Events"
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July 2, 2016
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|On This Day in American History
|On July 1, 1863, the Battle of Gettysburg — the largest battle in the U.S. Civil War and the biggest military conflict in North American history — begins between Union and Confederate forces in Pennsylvania. The epic battle lasts three days and ends in a decisive defeat for the South, which loses one-third of its men on the battlefield. Gettysburg is seen as a turning point in the war, which ended in a northern victory and the freeing of all slaves in the United States.
YOSHIDA BLOGS:One of the routes of this event comes from "Battle of Gettysburg"(HISTORY). I followed this one of the biggest historical events in the United States following and searching the the photos concerned, thus following and editing what is called "An illustrated story", which brings me an good opportunities of learning one of the greatest events in the American history.
Events on July 5 Wikipedia
An interesting thing and I am proud of with the Lincoln's Gettysburg speech" is that I have been making it a rule for my daily recitation of it together with other four English poem and others. "The party piece of this Editor, Yoshida" is it.
The last words of this article ends with "...which ended in a northern victory and freeing of all slaves in the United States.", which could be called the most fruitful historical facts in the American history for which American people should be proud of. However, too many soldiers both were sacrificed.
By the way, the photo far the lowest and the right corner is the one in the Lincoln Memorial Hall. I remember I was there in 1993, when I made "One month American trucking industry investigation trip". Beside of me watching up the big panel was an American whom I began to speak about my habit of its recitation. I made the first few line to his request. He shrank his shoulder saying, "Fine! In the old days, American elementary school used to teach pupils to memorize but not now...!"(27-photo-attached file)
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