This Day in Jewish History / Emancipation Proclamation Telegraph Operator Is Born

Edward Rosewater sent out the text that turned slaves in the 10 states belonging to the Confederacy into free men.

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January 28, 1841, is the birthdate of Edward Rosewater, the Bohemian-born telegraph operator turned Nebraska newspaper publisher who gained a form of immortality when, on January 1, 1863, he sent out President...