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14 April 2010

The Stars They Saw – April 14, 1865 & April 14, 1912

Being a history and science buff, I have often wondered what the weather and the sky looked like at great moments in history. Today is one of those dates. At 13 minutes past 10 PM on Friday April 14, 1865, a gunshot rang out in Fords Theatre at Tenth and E street in Washington. Forty seven years later, almost to the minute, a lookout shouted “ice berg, dead ahead!” on …


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