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This Week in History: Jan. 1-7: President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation

This Week in History: Jan. 1-7: President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation

On Jan. 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that slaves in rebel states shall be “forever free.” (Baltimore Sun files)

Jan. 1, 1913: The U.S. Parcel Post system went into operation.

Jan. 1, 1994: The North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect.

Jan. 1, 1995: The World Trade Organization (WTO) came into being, replacing the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT). Sweden, Finland and Austria joined the European Union.

Jan. 1, 2014: The nation's first legal recreational pot shops opened in Colorado at 8 a.m. Mountain time.

Jan. 2, 1921: Religious...