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In their own words: Thomas Jefferson and the Storming of the Bastille

This post is part of a series, written by Jim Zeender, devoted to letters written by the Founding Fathers in their own words and often in their own hand. Jim is a senior registrar in Exhibits. On July 14, 1789, … Continue reading

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Magellans of the Sky

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. In 1924, a group of eight Army airmen set out to be the first humans to ever circle the globe by air. On their journey … Continue reading

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American fliers storm Paris on Bastille Day

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. In 1924, a group of Americans were welcomed by thousands of Frenchmen in Paris on Bastille Day. There was no war, but General Pershing requested … Continue reading

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