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On this day: January 1
POSTED: 4:21 PM Dec 31 2012 UPDATED: 2:00 AM Jan 01 2014
Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation, Ellis Island opens, the Rose Bowl becomes the first college bowl game, Hank Williams dies, and the Y2K panic fizzles out, all on this day.
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