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Today in History

Events (150 years ago today): 1865 - American Civil War: The United States Congress passes the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, abolishing slavery and submits it to the states for ratification.

Events (100 years ago today): 1915 - World War I: Germany is the first to make large-scale use of poison gas in warfare in the Battle of Bolimów against Russia.

Births (150 years ago today): 1865 - Henri Desgrange, French cyclist and journalist (d. 1940)

Births (100 years ago today): 1915 - Alan Lomax, American historian, author, and scholar (d. 2002)

Births (50 years ago today): 1965 - Giorgos Gasparis, Greek basketball player and coach

Deaths (400 years ago today): 1615 - Claudio Acquaviva, Italian priest, 5th Superior General of the Society of Jesus (b. 1543)

Deaths (350 years ago today): 1665 - Johannes Clauberg, German philosopher and theologian (b. 1622)

Deaths (200 years ago today): 1815 - José Félix Ribas, Venezuelan soldier (b. 1775)

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