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American Civil War May 1861

May 1861 saw developments in the American Civil War whereby it became clear that neither side was going to climb down from its position. The two political leaders in the American Civil War both made it clear that they would not be willing to compromise their stand. May 1 st : Confederate troops were sent to seize Harpers Ferry.
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Edessa Citadel

The ancient citadel of Edessa (Urfa) in south-east Turkey. The two columns date to the 3rd of 4th century CE and were dedicated to King Abgar VIII and his queen, whose statues once stood atop them.
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High school sweethearts murder their newborn child

Young lovers Amy Grossberg and Brian Peterson check into a Delaware motel. When the infant was later found dead in a trash container behind the motel, the strange and unsettling story drew national attention.Grossberg and Peterson were high school sweethearts. Though Grossberg became pregnant during her senior year of high school, she managed to conceal the pregnancy from friends and family.
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