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On this day: July 9

Published On: Jun 28 2012 05:31:02 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 09 2013 01:00:00 AM CDT

A president dies, new nations are born, the MLB All-Star Game goes indoors, and a jam band performs for the last time, all on this day.

OTD July 9 - 14th amendment
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1868: The 14th Amendment to the United States Constitution is ratified guaranteeing African-Americans full citizenship and all persons in the United States due process of law.

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