Civil War, Day by Day
On June 23, 1865, Brigadier General Stand Watie surrendered his ragtag battalion of Indian soldiers outside of Fort Towson, Oklahoma. This was the last formal Confederate surrender in the Civil War, as well as the last significant land detachment to yield to the Union.
This Day in History
Dr. Jonas Salk Dies

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