Kerry Washington attends the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City.

Actress Kerry Washington is 40

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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” -Maya Angelou (The Heart of a Woman)

EUR BIRTHDAYS

Jan. 31: Actress Kerry Washington is 40. Singer Justin Timberlake is 36.

BLACK HISTORY

Jan. 31, 1865: Congress passed the Thirteenth Amendment which, on ratification, abolished slavery in America. The vote in the House was 121 to 24.