On this day…in 1865

On this day in 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives passes the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, abolishing slavery in America. The amendment read, “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude…shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” When the Civil War began, President Abraham Lincoln’s professed goal was the restoration of the … [Read the full story]

Speilberg is set for Golden Globe with Lincoln

Steven Spielberg is the frontrunner for next year’s Golden Globes Awards after receiving seven nominations for Lincoln. Daniel Day Lewis and Sally Field are shortlisted for acting prizes for their performances as President Abraham Lincoln and First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln, while Spielberg is up for Best Director and the film itself is nominated for … [Read the full story]