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Thursday, January 31, 2013
On this day in 1865, Congress passed the 13th Amendment, forever abolishing slavery in the United States. The amendment made official the emancipation proclamation. Less than 48 hours later Illinois, Lincoln’s home state, became the first state to ratify the amendment.