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  2. Mobile, Alabama - Wikipedia

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    One of the most famous naval engagements of the war was the Battle of Mobile Bay, resulting in the Union taking control of Mobile Bay on August 5, 1864. On April 12, 1865, three days after Robert E. Lee 's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse , the city surrendered to the Union army to avoid destruction after Union victories at nearby Spanish ...

  3. Crescent (train) - Wikipedia

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    The Crescent is a daily long-distance passenger train operated by Amtrak in the eastern United States.It operates 1,377 miles (2,216 km) daily between Pennsylvania Station in New York City and Union Passenger Terminal in New Orleans as train numbers 19 and 20.

  4. List of Amtrak stations - Wikipedia

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    30th Street Station in Philadelphia Omaha station in Omaha, Nebraska, designed as part of the Amtrak Standard Stations Program This is a list of train stations and Thruway Motorcoach stops used by Amtrak (the National Railroad Passenger Corporation in the United States). This list is in alphabetical order by station or stop name, which mostly corresponds to the city in which it is located. If ...

  5. Rosewood massacre - Wikipedia

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    One of the first and most violent instances was a riot in East St. Louis, sparked in 1917. In the Red Summer of 1919 , racially motivated mob violence erupted in 23 cities—including Chicago , Omaha , and Washington, D.C. —caused by competition for jobs and housing by returning World War I veterans of both races, and the arrival of waves of ...

  6. Lynching of Michael Donald - Wikipedia

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    The lynching of Michael Donald in Mobile, Alabama, on March 21, 1981, was one of the last reported lynchings in the United States. Several Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members beat and killed Michael Donald, a 19-year-old African-American, and hung his body from a tree.

  7. Gregory Peck - Wikipedia

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    Early life. Eldred Gregory Peck was born on April 5, 1916, in the neighborhood of La Jolla in San Diego, California, to Bernice Mae "Bunny" (née Ayres; 1894–1992), and Gregory Pearl Peck (1886–1962), a Rochester, New York–born chemist and pharmacist.

  8. How Long, Not Long - Wikipedia

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    "Now it is not an accident that one of the great marches of American history should terminate in Montgomery, Alabama. (Yes, sir) Just ten years ago, in this very city, a new philosophy was born of the Negro struggle. Montgomery was the first city in the South in which the entire Negro community united and squarely faced its age-old oppressors.

  9. Monsanto - Wikipedia

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    Monsanto was one of four groups to introduce genes into plants in 1983, and was among the first to conduct field trials of genetically modified crops in 1987. It was one of the top 10 US chemical companies until it divested most of its chemical businesses between 1997 and 2002, through a process of mergers and spin-offs that focused the company ...