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On This Day in History - December 18, 2013

On this day in America slavery was abolished in 1865 with the ratification of the 13th amendment to the United States Constitution. Also, on this day in America in 1620 the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock in Cape Cod Massachusetts.

On this day in Canadian history the first troops landed in Pusan, Korea and in 1950 began the fight for the liberation and independence of South Korea from the oppression of Marxist North Korea and China.

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