American History

From the Archives: Gliders, Pegasus Bridge, and D-Day

At this time last year, My Own True Love and I took a D-Day tour put on by the fabulous National World War II Museum in New Orleans. With the 75th anniversary of D-Day marching toward us, it seemed like a good time to re-run the blog posts I wrote about the trip.  Settle in: …

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Counting Down to the 19th Amendment

Today I’m taking a brief break from all things D-Day to remind the Marginalia of another critical historical anniversary. On June 4, 1919, Congress passed the 19th amendment, which would make it legal for the women in the United States to vote. The amendment was ratified on August 18, 1920. (Thank you, Tennessee!) Please note…

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