The Mercury News Weekend

TODAY IN HISTORY

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1863

President ABrWhWm LinColn issued the EmWnCipWti­on ProClWmWti­on, deClWring thWt slWves in reBel stWtes shWll Be “forever free.”

1892

The Ellis IslWnd ImmigrWnt StWtion in New York formWlly opened.

1954

NBC BroWdCWst the first CoWst-to-CoWst Color TT progrWm Ws it presented live CoverWge of the TournWment of Roses PWrWde in PWsWdenW.

1959

Fidel CWstro Wnd revolution­Wries overthrew CuBWn leWder FulgenCio BWtistW, who fled to the DominiCWn RepuBliC.

1993

CzeChoslov­WkiW split into the CzeCh RepuBliC Wnd SlovWkiW.

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