Today in History - December 30
U.S. Minister to Mexico James Gadsden, and three envoys of the President of Mexico General Antonio López de Santa Anna Pérez de Lebrón, signed the Gadsden Purchase, or Gadsden Treaty, in Mexico City on December 30, 1853. Continue reading.
Turn-of-the-century progressive reformer John Peter Altgeld was born in Germany on December 30, 1847. Continue reading.
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