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1865


Jan
31
Congress abolishes slaveryAmerican Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, abolishing slavery, submitting it to the states for ratification (1865)American Civil War: History, Key Figures and Battles

Feb
1
Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth AmendmentNational Freedom Day: President Abraham Lincoln signs the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution [Slavery] (1865)Abraham Lincoln: Life and Death

Apr
9
Robert E. Lee surrenders to Ulysses S. Grant to end Civil WarAmerican Civil War: Robert E. Lee surrenders the Army of Northern Virginia (26,765 troops) to Ulysses S. Grant at Appomattox Courthouse, Virginia, effectively ending the war (1865)American Civil War: History, Key Figures and Battles

14
John Wilkes Booth assassinates U.S. President Abraham LincolnU.S. President Abraham Lincoln is assassinated in Ford's Theatre by John Wilkes Booth (1865)Abraham Lincoln: Life and Death

15
Death of Abraham LincolnDeath of Abraham Lincoln (1865)Abraham Lincoln: Life and Death
Top 10 Presidents of the United States of America
Top 10 Iconic Americans

Jun
19
Juneteenth: Slaves are finally informed of their freedomJuneteenth [Over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation, slaves in Galveston, Texas, United States, are finally informed of their freedom. The anniversary is still officially celebrated in Texas and 13 other contiguous states as Juneteenth] (1865)Buffalo, NY and the Underground Railroad