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Daily Archives: June 3, 2011

And on June 3rd…..

On this day in 1861, Secretary of the Confederate Navy, Stephen Russell Mallory instructed naval engineer Lieutenant John Mercer Brooke to develop an ironclad design for construction in the South. Former presidential candidate and Illinois senator Stephen A. Douglas passed away in Chicago from a suspected case of typhoid fever. “The Little Giant” was 48. […]