The Boy Scouts of America is founded, the gas chamber is first used in the United States, the first NFL Draft is held, "Good Times" premieres, and women's ice hockey debuts as an Olympic sport, all on this day.
1865: Delaware voters reject the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, and vote to continue the practice of slavery. The state would finally ratify the amendment on Feb. 12, 1901.
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