Thursday, January 31, 2019

On This Day in History

January 31, 2019

Historical Events

1865  Congress passes the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (passes 121-24)
1865  General Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War
1943  Field Marshal Friedrich Paulus surrenders to Soviet troops at Stalingrad
1950  US President Harry Truman publicly announces support for the development of a hydrogen bomb
1985  South African President P. W. Botha offers to free Nelson Mandela if he denounces violence
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Franz Schubert

(1797 - 1828)

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Famous Deaths

A. A. Milne

(1882 - 1956)

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(1570 - 1606)
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