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On this day: March 13

POSTED: 03:42 PM PST Mar 07, 2013    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Mar 12, 2014 

Uncle Sam makes his print debut, Susan B. Anthony dies, the NHL crowns its first champion, Cher's career resurgence breaks a record, and gold prices top $1,000 for the first time, all on this day.

OTD March 13 - slavery
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1862: During the Civil War, the U.S. federal government forbids all Union Army officers from returning fugitive slaves to their owners, thus effectively annulling the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 and setting the stage for the Emancipation Proclamation, which proclaimed all those enslaved in Confederate territory to be forever free.

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