Daily Archives: August 20, 2016

President Andrew Johnson formally declares American Civil War over 150 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 20 1866)


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(Monday, August 20, 1866; during the Reconstruction Era) — Months after fighting in the American Civil War had ended, President Andrew Johnson today issued Proclamation 157, which declared that “peace, order, tranquility, and civil authority now exist in and throughout the whole of the United States of America.” Continue reading President Andrew Johnson formally declares American Civil War over 150 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 20 1866)

Mail carrier kills 14 in post office, then himself 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 20 1986)


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(Wednesday, August 20, 1986, shortly after 7:00 a.m. CST) — Mail carrier Patrick Sherrill, in trouble with his supervisors, opened fire in a crowded post office in Edmond, Oklahoma early this morning, killing 14 workers and injuring six others before killing himself with a bullet in the head. Continue reading Mail carrier kills 14 in post office, then himself 30 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Aug 20 1986)