Side note: It wasn't actually a "civil" war, at least not from the Southern perspective. I mean, think about it. The southern states left the United States of America and formed a whole 'nother country--the Confederate States of America. So in our minds, since we weren't even part of the same country, it was a war of northern aggression, That's what the whole fight was about in the first place, but that's a story for another day.
History is just so much more than what we were taught in school. Seriously.
And on April 14, 1828, the first American dictionary was published.
Did you know that on April 14, 1961, Robert Carlyle was born (for those who don't know, he plays Rumpelstiltskin on Once Upon a Time) and on April 14, 1759 George Friedrich Handel (the guy who wrote Water Music and Messiah) died.
And that's only a little bit of the stuff that has happened on this day in history.
But enough about me. What about you? What's your secret passion? I know you must have one.
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