Feb. 23, 2013
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Hour B, Segment 4

Mississippi officially ratifies the 13th Amendment

How we got our modern calendar

Ken Sullivan, an employee at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, discovered that Mississippi had not officially notified the U.S. Archivist in 1995 after finally passing the 13th Amendment outlawing slavery. He worked to finish the process. On Feb. 7, 2013, the ratification became official

Reporter Michael Cochrane covers science and technology stories for The World and Everything in It.

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Feb. 23, 2013