Events in History for Sunday 31st January 2016

Today’s Significant Events

1865 Congress passes 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (121-24)
1865 General Robert E. Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War
1950 US President Harry Truman publicly announces support for development of Hydogen bomb
1964 US report “Smoking & Health” connects smoking to lung cancer
1985 South African President PW Botha offers to free Nelson Mandela if he denounces violence
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