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    In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, declaring all slaves in rebel states should be free as of…

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        In 1989, Hurricane Hugo crashed into Charleston, South Carolina, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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            In 2017, Hurricane Maria, the strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in more than 80 years, struck the island, and more events that happened o…

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                In 1985, the Mexico City area was struck by a devastating earthquake that killed at least 9,500 people, and more events that happened on this …

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                    In 2015, Baker Mayfield of Oklahoma, sets a school record with 572 total yards, throws four TD passes and runs for two more. See more sports m…

                      In 1975, newspaper heiress Patricia Hearst was captured by the FBI in San Francisco, 19 months after being kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberat…

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                          In 1862, more than 3,600 men were killed in the Civil War Battle of Antietam in Maryland, and more events that happened on this day in history.

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                              In 2004, San Francisco’s Barry Bonds hits the 700th home run of his career, joining Babe Ruth (714) and Hank Aaron (755) as the only players t…

                                In 1974, President Gerald R. Ford announced a conditional amnesty program for Vietnam war deserters and draft-evaders, and more events that ha…

                                  Here are some of the notable people celebrating birthdays today, including Amy Poehler, David Copperfield, Flo Rida, Jennifer Tilly, Marc Anth…

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