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 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.