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Emancipation Proclamation

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Obama’s Second Inauguration Marks Significant Historical Confluence

The inauguration ceremony on Monday coincides with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and this year also marks 150 years since President Abraham Lincoln delivered the Emancipation Proclamation.

01/19/2013

This copy of the Emancipation Proclamation was sold at auction on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

Copy Of Signed Emancipation Proclamation Sells At Auction For More Than $2 Million

Only two people bid on the rare document and they were on the phone. The winner, David Rubenstein, loves American history and appreciates documents of freedom.

06/26/2012

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Tax Filing Deadline Extended Three Days To April 18, 2011

Taxpayers get an extra three days to file their federal tax returns this year, and they can thank the nation’s capital for the extra time.

04/14/2011

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Basketball Rules, ‘Emancipation’ Copy Up For Auction

James Naismith wrote the 13 rules nearly 119 years ago. The physical education instructor invented basketball as a winter activity for a YMCA in Springfield, Mass.

12/10/2010

A signed copy of the Emancipation Proclamation owned by Robert F. Kennedy - AP Photo/Sotheby's

RFK’s Copy Of Emancipation Proclamation For Sale

A copy of the Emancipation Proclamation signed by Lincoln and bought by Robert F. Kennedy is going up for auction and could fetch as much as $1.5 million.

10/06/2010