In 1865, American slavery ended with the Confederate surrender at Appomattox Courthouse and the passage of the Thirteenth Amendment.
Since that time, these things have happened:
•In 1871, fire destroyed the city of Chicago.
•In 1896, the Supreme Court legalized segregation.
•In 1906, an earthquake leveled the city of San Francisco.
•In 1929, the stock market crashed, plunging the nation into the Great Depression.
•In 1941, more than 2,400 Americans died in a sneak attack upon Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
•In 1963, the president of the United States was murdered in Dallas.
•In 1974, a president resigned in scandal and disgrace.
•In 2001, 3,000...