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THE FIRST VETO ON THIS DAY IN 1792


President George Washington
cast the first presidential veto. The
measure was for apportioning representatives among the states
and Washington, who came from the southern state of Virginia,
ultimately decided that the plan was unconstitutional because,
in providing for additional representatives for some states, it
would have introduced a number of representatives higher
than that proscribed by the Constitution.

 

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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MIKE GRACIA

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RECAPPING PAST NEWS EVENTS

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Eric Patrick Clapton is 71 today.

Clapton got the nickname Slow hand because he played the
guitar with such ferocity that his strings would break and as
he replaced them onstage, the audience would slowly clap
their hands.

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TODAY IS TOM McCALL DAY !


Thomas Lawson "Tom" McCall (March 22, 1913 – January 8, 1983)

Tom McCall was a radio and television journalist in the state of Oregon. A
Republican, he was the 30th Governor of Oregon from 1967 to 1975. His
two terms as governor were notable for many achievements including the
country’s first "bottle bill". Tom McCall Waterfront Park in Portland is one
of several items named in his honor.

 

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THE FIRST U.S. PRESIDENT TO VISIT CUBA


President Coolidge (left) and his wife Grace are shown with Cuban
leader Gerardo Machado y Morales and his wife, Elvira Machado, in
Havana on January 19, 1928. (AP)

The last and only American president to visit Cuba while in office was Calvin
Coolidge
, who traveled there in January 1928.

Coolidge traveled to Cuba to address the Sixth Annual International Conference
of American States in Havana. He rode a presidential rail car to Key West, Florida 
then boarded the U.S.S. Texas battleship for the overnight trip to Havana, Cuba 
100 miles away.

President Calvin Coolidge rides in a motorcade (far right) during his
visit to Havana, Cuba.

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