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October 24


Woodrow Wilson suspends his campaign on account of the assassination attempt on Theodore Roosevelt. Image: Woodrow Wilson, 1919. Library of Congress, Wikimedia Commons.

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The Shapell Manuscript Foundation is an independent educational organization dedicated to the research, collection, and exhibition of original manuscripts and historical documents.

The Foundation’s focus is on the histories of the United States and the Holy Land, with emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries. Its extensive holdings range from American presidents – especially Abraham Lincoln – to diverse figures such as Mark Twain; Albert Einstein; Theodor Herzl; and even to George Custer and the Little Big Horn.

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