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FRANK FAM­ILY

On this date, in 1942, Otto Frank’s fam­ily went into hid­ing from the oc­cu­py­ing Nazis in a back­room area of his Am­s­ter­dam food-prod­ucts busi­ness. The fam­ily, in­clud­ing young diarist Anne Frank, was dis­cov­ered and ar­rested on Aug. 4, 1944 and sent to con­cen­tra­tion camps. Only Otto Frank sur­vived.

SLAV­ERY DE­BATE

On this date, in 1793, Up­per Canada, now On­tario, pro­hib­ited the im­por­ta­tion of slaves and ruled that slaves’ chil­dren should be freed at age 25. But the act didn’t free any ex­ist­ing slaves in the colony. Slav­ery had been ac­cepted by the na­tives and by the first French and English set­tlers in Canada, fi­nally be­ing out­lawed by the Bri­tish Par­lia­ment in 1833.

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