1832 – About 300 American troops of the 6th Infantry left Jefferson Barracks, St. Louis, to confront the Sauk Indians in the Black Hawk War.


The Black Hawk war took place in Illinois and southern Wisconsin in the spring and summer of 1832. A band of Native Americans consisting of members of the Sauk tribe plus smaller numbers of other allied tribes under the leadership of the Sauk Chief Black Hawk crossed from Iowa into Illinois to dispute American expansion into their territory.

Black Hawk and his followers were defeated in the last military campaign against Native Americans east of the Mississippi River. Black Hawk surrendered at Fort Crawford in Prairie du Chien Wisconsin in August 1832, ending the war. Several individuals who played prominent roles in the Civil War served in the Black Hawk War,

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April 8 1864 – The U.S. Senate passed the 13th Amendment (S.J. Res. 16) by a vote of 38 to 6.


The 13th Amendment:

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· After the decisive battle of Antietam in September, 1862, when the Union beat the Confederate troops, President Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, declaring that all slaves in the rebelling states were free as of January 1, 1863. Lincoln’s speech changed the tone of the Civil War from a battle about the rights of states versus the rights of the central government. The Civil War became about ending slavery once and for all. Lincoln realized that the Emancipation Proclamation was symbolic. He began lobbying Congress to amend the U.S. Constitution to end slavery.

· April 8, 1864 – The Senate passed the Thirteenth Amendment

· June 15, 1864 – The House of Representatives initially defeated the 13th Amendment by a vote of 93 in favor, 65 opposed, and 23 not voting, which is less that two-thirds majority needed to pass a Constitutional Amendment.

· January 31, 1865 – The House of Representatives passed the 13th Amendment by a vote of 119 to 56.

· February 1. 1865 – President Abraham Lincoln signed a Joint Resolution submitting the proposed 13th Amendment to the states.

· December 18, 1865 – Secretary of State William Seward issued a statement verifying the ratification of the 13th Amendment.

· The first bill introducing the anti-slavery 13th Amendment was introduced into the House of Representatives by James Mitchell Ashley (Ohio), on December 14, 1864, nearly a year after President Lincoln issued the final executive order for the Emancipation Proclamation.

· The Senate Judiciary Committee drafted the final language for the 13th Amendment. The language of the amendment is simple. It is written in two sections.

· Section I of the 13th Amendment states; “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.”

· Section II of the 13th Amendment states; “Congress shall have the power to enforce this article by appropriate legislation.”

Equal Pay Day ~~ the Senate considers S2199,Fair Labor s.Act1938 ~~ CONGRESS 4/8 ~~ the House ~~ Equal Pay Day


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Following any Leader remarks, the Senate will be in a period of morning business until 12:30pm with the time equally divided between the two Leaders or their designees.

The Senate recess from 12:30pm until 2:15pm to allow for the weekly caucus meetings.

The Majority will control the time from 2:15pm until 3:15pm and the Republicans will control the time from 3:15pm until 4:15pm.

Senator Reid filed cloture on the motion to proceed to Calendar #345, S.2199, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex. Unless an agreement can be reached, the cloture vote would occur on Wednesday, April 9.

McConnell UC request: Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent that if cloture is invoked on the motion to proceed to S.2199, all post-cloture time be yielded back and the Senate proceed to the consideration of the bill, and that it be in order for Senator McConnell to offer amendment #2962 (flex time), and then for the Majority Leader, or his designee, to offer an amendment and it then be in order for the Leaders or designees, to continue to offer unlimited amendments in an alternating fashion.   Senator Reid objected.   Thune UC request:

Senator Thune then asked consent that if cloture is invoked on the motion to proceed to S.2199, all post-cloture time be yielded back and the Senate proceed to the consideration of the bill, and that it be in order for Senator Thune to offer amendment #2964 (Republican agenda/alternative), and then for the Majority Leader, or his designee, to offer an amendment and it then be in order for the Leaders, or designees, to continue to offer unlimited amendments in an alternating fashion with the following amendments on the Republican side in order:

–       McConnell #2962 (comp time/flexible credit hour program)

–       Fischer #2963 (substitute Workplace Advancement Act)

–       Alexander #2965 (flex time)

–       Lee #2966 (compensatory time for employees in the private sector)

 

Senator Reid objected.

At 4:30pm today, the Senate will proceed to a series of up to 2 roll call votes on confirmation of the following nominations:

 Executive Calendar #556 Neil Gregory Kornze, of Nevada, to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management; and

Executive Calendar #502 Frank G. Klotz, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary for Nuclear Security.

 We expect a voice vote on the Klotz nomination

4:32pm The Senate began a 15 minute roll call vote on confirmation of Executive Calendar #556 Neil Gregory Kornze, of Nevada, to be Director of the Bureau of Land Management.

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Last Floor Action: 5:42:27 P.M. – SPECIAL ORDER SPEECHES – The House has concluded all anticipated legislative business and has proceeded to Special Order speeches.

Last Floor Action:4/7

Take Action! 8:31:04 P.M. – The House adjourned.

The next meeting is scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on April 8, 2014.

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2021 * Days of Remembrance Commemoration


Candles and flags of the liberating divisions have featured prominently in the Museum's Days of Remembrance ceremonies at the US Capitol. Carl Cox for US Holocaust Memorial Museum

The internationally recognized date for Holocaust Remembrance Day corresponds to the 27th day of Nisan on the Hebrew calendar. It marks the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising.

In Hebrew, Holocaust Remembrance Day is called Yom Hashoah. When the actual date of Yom Hashoah falls on a Friday, the state of Israel observes Yom Hashoah on the preceding Thursday. When it falls on a Sunday, Yom Hashoah is observed on the following Monday. In the United States, Days of Remembrance runs from the Sunday before Yom Hashoah through the following Sunday.

   2021   Thursday, April 8

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  • began Wednesday, April 7
    • at sunset
  • ends Thursday, April 8
    • at nightfall

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