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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Hiram "Hank" Williams
(September 17, 1923 – January 1, 1953)

Singer, songwriter, and musician Hank Williams is regarded as
one of the most significant and influential American singers and songwriters of the 20th century, he recorded 55 singles (five
released posthumously) that reached the top 10 of the Billboard
Country & Western Best Sellers chart, including 12 that reached
No. 1 (three posthumously).

Born and raised in Alabama, Williams was given guitar lessons
by African-American
blues musician Rufus Payne in exchange
for meals or money. Payne, along with
Roy Acuff and Ernest
Tubb
, had a major influence on Williams’s later musical style.

Williams began his music career in Montgomery in 1937, when

producers at local radio station WSFA hired him to perform
and host a 15-minute program.

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AMENDMENT TO THE CONSTITUTION IN 1868

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Following its ratification by the necessary three-quarters of U.S.
states, the
14th Amendment, granting citizenship to all persons
born or naturalized in the United States—including formerly
enslaved people—is officially adopted into the U.S. Constitution

Secretary of State William Seward (below) issued a proclamation certifying the amendment. 

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William Henry Seward
(May 16, 1801 – October 10, 1872)

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FATHER OF THE CONSTITUTION WAS BORN

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On this day in 1751, James Madison, drafter of the Constitution,
recorder of the Constitutional Convention, author of the Federalist 
Papers and fourth president of the United States, was born on a
plantation in
Virginia.

Madison first distinguished himself as a student at the College
of
New Jersey (now Princeton University), where he successfully completed a four-year course of study in two years and, in 1769,
helped found the American Whig Society, the second literary and
debate society at Princeton (and the world), to rival the previously established Cliosophic Society.

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Constitution Day 2021

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AMENDMENT RATIFIED ON THIS DAY IN 1865

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On December 6, 1865, the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,
officially ending the institution of slavery, was ratified. “Neither slavery
nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the
party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States,
or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” With these words, the single
greatest change wrought by the
Civil War was officially noted in the
Constitution.

The ratification came eight months after the end of the war, but it
represented the culmination of the struggle against slavery.


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