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  • Lincoln Park, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 14, 1876

    Frederick Douglass

    Douglass delivered the keynote speech at the unveiling of the Emancipation Memorial

    Lincoln Park, Washington D.C., U.S.
    Friday Apr 14, 1876

    On April 14, 1876, Douglass delivered the keynote speech at the unveiling of the Emancipation Memorial in Washington's Lincoln Park. In that speech, Douglass spoke frankly about Lincoln, noting what he perceived as both positive and negative attributes of the late President. Calling Lincoln "the white man's president", Douglass criticized Lincoln's tardiness in joining the cause of emancipation, noting that Lincoln initially opposed the expansion of slavery but did not support its elimination. But Douglass also asked, "Can any colored man, or any white man friendly to the freedom of all men, ever forget the night which followed the first day of January 1863, when the world was to see if Abraham Lincoln would prove to be as good as his word?" Douglass also said: "Though Mr. Lincoln shared the prejudices of his white fellow-countrymen against the Negro, it is hardly necessary to say that in his heart of hearts he loathed and hated slavery ...".




  • Paris, France
    Tuesday Apr 25, 1876

    Statue of Liberty

    La Liberté éclairant le monde

    Paris, France
    Tuesday Apr 25, 1876

    Arranged events designed to appeal to the rich and powerful, including a special performance at the Paris Opera on April 25, 1876, that featured a new cantata by composer Charles Gounod. The piece was titled La Liberté éclairant le monde, the French version of the statue's announced name.




  • Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 27, 1876

    Theodore Roosevelt

    Entered Harvard

    Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
    Wednesday Sep 27, 1876

    When he entered Harvard College on September 27, 1876, his father advised: "Take care of your morals first, your health next, and finally your studies".




  • Angola, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 26, 1876

    Willis Carrier

    Birth

    Angola, New York, U.S.
    Sunday Nov 26, 1876

    Willis Carrier was born on November 26, 1876, in Angola, New York.




  • Mexico City, Mexico
    Tuesday Nov 28, 1876

    Mexican Revolution

    Díaz Seized The Presidency

    Mexico City, Mexico
    Tuesday Nov 28, 1876

    As a military man himself, and one who had intervened directly in politics to seize the presidency in 1876, Díaz was acutely aware that the Federal Army could oppose him. He augmented the rurales, a police force created by Juárez, making them his personal armed force. The rurales were only 2,500 in number, as opposed to the 30,000 in the Federal Army and another 30,000 in the Federal Auxiliaries, Irregulars, and National Guard. Despite their small numbers, the rurales were highly effective in bringing control to the countryside, especially along the 12,000 miles of railway lines. They were a mobile force, often put on trains with their horses to put down rebellions in relatively remote areas of Mexico.




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