What Happened on January 31, 1865

Day of the Week: Tuesday

Historical Events

  • Congress passes the 13th Amendment, abolishing slavery in America (passes 121-24)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

General Robert E Lee named Commander-in-Chief of Confederate Armies during US Civil War

Confederate General Robert E. Lee
Confederate General
Robert E. Lee

Famous Birthdays

  • Henri Desgrange, Founder of the Tour-de-France (d. 1940)
  • Shastriji Maharaj, Indian spiritual leader (d. 1951)