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  • Maryland, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 14, 1818

    Frederick Douglass

    Birth

    Maryland, U.S.
    Saturday Feb 14, 1818

    Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey was born into slavery on the Eastern Shore of the Chesapeake Bay in Talbot County, Maryland. The plantation was between Hillsboro and Cordova; his birthplace was likely his grandmother's cabin.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Apr 4, 1818

    Flag of the United States

    20 Stars

    U.S.
    Saturday Apr 4, 1818

    On April 4, 1818, a plan was passed by Congress at the suggestion of U.S. Naval Captain Samuel C. Reid in which the flag was changed to have 20 stars, with a new star to be added when each new state was admitted, but the number of stripes would be reduced to 13 so as to honor the original colonies.




  • Indiana, U.S.
    Monday Oct 5, 1818

    Abraham Lincoln

    Mother's death

    Indiana, U.S.
    Monday Oct 5, 1818

    On October 5, 1818, Nancy Lincoln succumbed to milk sickness, leaving 11-year-old Sarah in charge of a household including her father, 9-year-old Abraham, and Nancy's 19-year-old orphan cousin, Dennis Hanks.




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