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History: Congress Approves 13th Amendment–The End Of Slavery

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By: Spencer Platt
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By: Spencer Platt
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It was this day in 1865 that Congress abolished slavery in this country—yet the civil war was raging and ironically, a West Point  graduate was being sworn in to lead the confederate army on the same day. It’s also the day the very first social security check was issued–guess what number was on that government issued paper? Find out in today’s History Notes.

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01-31-13 Day In History

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