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10 Days That Unexpectedly Changed America is a ten-hour, ten-part television miniseries that aired on the History Channel from April 9 through April 14, 2006. The material was later adapted and published as a book by the same title.
The ten days featured in the series, in chronological order. It is important to note that the book and television series take a different approach to analyzing these events.
|May 26, 1637||The Mystic Massacre of the Pequot War|
|January 25, 1787||Shays' Rebellion in Western Massachusetts led by Daniel Shays|
|January 24, 1848||The beginning of the California Gold Rush also a time where people were moving from east to west|
|September 17, 1862||The Battle of Antietam during the American Civil War|
|July 6, 1892||The Homestead Strike in Homestead, Pennsylvania|
|September 6, 1901||The assassination of President William McKinley|
|July 21, 1925||The infamous Scopes Trial in Dayton, Tennessee|
|July 16, 1939||Albert Einstein sends his letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt urging him to explore nuclear weaponry|
|September 9, 1956||Elvis Presley appears on The Ed Sullivan Show|
|June 21, 1964||Civil rights workers James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, and Michael Schwerner being murdered in Philadelphia, Mississippi|