Freedom Day
February 1, 2014 in the USA

National Freedom Day takes place on February 01, 2014. National Freedom Day is a United States observance honoring the signing by Abraham Lincoln of a joint House and Senate resolution that later became the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. President Lincoln signed the Amendment outlawing slavery on February 1, 1865, although it was not ratified by the states until later.

Proclamation 2824 – National Freedom Day:
http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=87188

Where is National Freedom Day?
Nationwide USA

Historical Events:

1327 – Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Isabella and her lover Roger Mortimer.

1587 – Queen Elizabeth I of England signs death warrant for Mary Stuart, Queen of Scots

1709 – Alexander Selkirk [basis of Robinson Crusoe] rescued from Juan Fernandez

1793 – Patent granted Ralph Hodgson, NY, for oiled silk & linen

1862 – Julia Howe publishes “Battle Hymn of Republic”

1865 – 13th amendment approved (National Freedom

1887 – Harvey Wilcox of Ks subdivides 120 acres he owned in Southern California & starts selling it off as a real estate development (Hollywood)

1906 – 1st federal penitentiary building completed, Leavenworth, Kansas

1920 – Royal Canadian Mounted Police forms as Royal Northwest Mounted Police merge with Dominion Police

1954 – 1st TV soap opera “Secret Storm” premieres

1959 – Swiss men vote against voting rights for women

1972 – 1st scientific hand-held calculator (HP-35) introduced ($395)

1979 – Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini returns to Iran after 15 years in exile

2003 – Space Shuttle Columbia disintegrates during reentry into the Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven astronauts aboard.