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January 6, 1811 Charles Sumner born, Boston, Massachusetts
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January 6, 1832 New England Anti-Slavery Society founded
January 6, 1861 Florida militia takes over a federal arsenal near Appalachiacola. Florida
January 6, 1861 Maryland's pro-Union governor denounces secession in a speech to the residents of the state. Maryland
January 6, 1861 Fernando Wood, mayor of New York, proposed that New York City should secede as well, allowing trade with both the North and South New York
January 6, 1862 Stonewall Jackson shells Hancock, MD for 2 days from the West Virginia side of the Potomac West Virginia
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January 6, 1876 James G. Blaine of Maine, a leading Republican and potential presidential candidate opposes granting amnesty to the 750 remaing Confederate leaders on the floor of the House. Maine
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January 6, 1912 New Mexico becomes the 47th state in the United States
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