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17608: Lemieux: Highlights in history this day (o1/Jan) (fwd)
From: JD Lemieux <email@example.com>
On this day
01 jan 04
Highlights in history on this date: (Among others)
1622 - Papacy adopts January 1 as beginning of new year
instead of March 25.
1803 - Denmark bans import of slaves to the Danish West
Indies, becoming the first country to ban slavery
1804 - Haiti declares itself independent from France,
becoming the world's first black republic.
1863 - US President Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation
Proclamation declaring slaves free.
1959 - Fidel Castro leads Cuban revolutionaries to victory
as dictator Fulgencio Batista flees to Dominica.
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