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January 31, 1865: The United States Congress passes the 13th Amendment to abolish slavery. Harper's Weekly cover, February 18, 1865: "Scene in the House on the Passage of the Proposition to Amend the Constitution, January 31, 1835." Wood engraving. NYHS image #87029d.

March 4, 1865: Abraham Lincoln is inaugurated for a second term as President of the United States. Wood engraving: Second Inauguration of Abraham Lincoln as President of the United States, in Front of the capitol, Washington, March 4, 1865, from Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, March 18, 1865. New-York Historical Society, 82347d.

March 4, 1791: Vermont becomes the 14th state in the United States. Pinback button, 1896-1910, Gift of Bella C. Landauer, New-York Historical Society, 2002.1.4272.

Battlefield of Gettysburgh [sic] : U.S. General Hospital. United States Sanitary Commission -- Creator. Tyson Brothers -- Photographer. c. 1865; Date depicted: 1863

August 21, 1959: President Dwight D. Eisenhower signs an executive order to proclaim Hawaii the 50th state of the union. Cotton Kerchief, 1938, Gift of Mrs. Ripley Hitchock, NYHS Object Number Z.1164.

6th Division boards the troopships, 9-10 January 1940, by Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

March 15, 1767: Andrew Jackson (7th President of the United States) was born in the border area of modern day North and South Carolina. Patinated zinc equestrian statue, patented 1855, by Clark Mills, manufactured by Cornelius & Baker. Gift of Mr. O.S.X. Peck, New-York Historical Society, 1859.6.

6th Division arrives at the wharves, 9-10 January 1940, by Sam Hood by State Library of New South Wales collection, via Flickr

44 Facts About United States Presidents That Will Blow Your Mind (I've more or less liked Calvin Coolidge since fifth grade, and it's just been further confirmed. :))

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