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A Lithograph of the Peacemaker Explosion, N. Currier (firm), Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

How ‘The Peacemaker’ Tragedy Altered American History

The Story of Love, Death, and Politics Aboard the USS Princeton

It was a Wednesday, February 28th, 1844. The weather was unexpectedly warm, what one guest later called “almost a summer sky.” Dignitaries from all over Washington had gathered for a pleasant, peaceful cruise down the Potomac.




Exploring History is a publication about history. Instead of focusing on any particular time period of history, we explore anything about the past that helps our readers understand the world they live in today. We pay special attention to historiographical rigor and balance.

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