Events (150 years ago today): 1865 - American Civil War: the Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate Trans-Mississippi division, is the last full general of the Confederate Army to surrender, at Galveston, Texas.

Births (150 years ago today): 1865 - Robert W. Chambers, American author (d. 1933)

Births (100 years ago today): 1915 - Vernon Alley, American bassist (d. 2004)

Births (50 years ago today): 1965 - Hazel Irvine, Scottish television host

Georgia National Day

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