today in history
The U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution abolishing slavery, sending it to states for ratification. Gen. Robert E. Lee was named general-in-chief of the Confederate States Army by President Jefferson Davis.
Revolutionary Leon Trotsky and his family were expelled from the Soviet Union.
President Harry S. Truman announced heordered development of the hydrogen bomb.
Astronauts Alan Shepard, Edgar Mitchell a...