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todaysdocument:

Happy Evacuation Day!
Following the arrival & emplacement of artillery liberated from Fort Ticonderoga, the Siege of Boston was lifted when occupying British forces evacuated the city on March 17, 1776. (Which just happens to coincide with another big event in Boston…)

Sketch of British and American Lines and Fortifications in Boston Area by John Trumbull, 1775

More details via the National Archives at Boston on Facebook »

todaysdocument:

Happy Evacuation Day!

Following the arrival & emplacement of artillery liberated from Fort Ticonderoga, the Siege of Boston was lifted when occupying British forces evacuated the city on March 17, 1776. (Which just happens to coincide with another big event in Boston…)

Sketch of British and American Lines and Fortifications in Boston Area by John Trumbull, 1775

More details via the National Archives at Boston on Facebook »

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ourpresidents:

Happy Presidents’ Day Weekend!
Or maybe not…the official title of Monday’s holiday has actually been “George Washington’s Birthday” since its establishment in 1879. 
Never mind that this holiday hasn’t fallen on Washington’s actual birthday in nearly fifty years or that a certain 16th President also celebrates his big day this month (more on that here).  Grab a slice of cake and tip your party hats to our first President and the 43 that have come after him - including OurPresidents’ own fab thirteen!
Portraits from the Presidential Timeline, The U.S. National Archives, and whitehouse.gov.

ourpresidents:

Happy Presidents’ Day Weekend!

Or maybe not…the official title of Monday’s holiday has actually been “George Washington’s Birthday” since its establishment in 1879. 

Never mind that this holiday hasn’t fallen on Washington’s actual birthday in nearly fifty years or that a certain 16th President also celebrates his big day this month (more on that here).  Grab a slice of cake and tip your party hats to our first President and the 43 that have come after him - including OurPresidents’ own fab thirteen!

Portraits from the Presidential Timeline, The U.S. National Archives, and whitehouse.gov.

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