Monday, November 18, 2013

150th Anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Tomorrow is the anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s famous brief speech given at the dedication of the Soldier’s National Cemetery. The following YouTube video with Sam Waterston reading it is from The Civil War, a film by Ken Burns.

I’ve previously commented that if we’d had a Twitter backchannel back then, there probably would have been caustic comments like:

DrummerBoy61: 4score n7? Y not 87? LOL

CopperHead62: 3 minutes iz 2 short 4 an address. WTF!

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