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Today in history: Jan. 1

Today in history: Jan. 1

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President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel states shall be “forever free," and more events that happened on this day in history.

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A march by civil rights demonstrators was violently broken up at the Edmund Pettus Bridge, in what came to be known as “Bloody Sunday,” and mo…

In 1944, U.S. heavy bombers staged the first full-scale American raid on Berlin during World War II, and more events that happened on this day…

The movie version of the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical “The Sound of Music,” starring Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, had its world p…

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Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Martin, Daniel Craig, Jon Bon Jovi, Nath…

In 1770, the Boston Massacre took place as British soldiers who’d been taunted by a crowd of colonists opened fire, and more events that happe…

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