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BORN ON THIS DAY IN 1751

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James Madison, Jr. (March 16, 1751 – June 28, 1836)

Madison is known as the “Father of the Constitution”. He was
the fourth president of the United States who notably authored
the U.S.Bill of Rights. Madison did not serve in military combat
as he was of very slight stature (5-4) and weighed only about
100 pounds.  

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COIN AUTHORIZED ON THIS DAY IN 1875

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The American twenty-cent piece

The father of the twenty-cent piece was Nevada Senator
John P. Jones and part-owner of the Crown Point Mine. He
introduced a bill to authorize a twenty- cent piece, one of his
first legislative endeavors. His proposal cited the lack of small 
change in the West. It was endorsed by the Director of the mint
Linderman and other legislators went along with it, largely as a
favor to Sen. Jones. The bill was signed into law by President
Ulysses S. Grant on March 3, 1875. The coin was only used
for 3 years. 

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John Percival Jones
(January 27, 1829 – November 12, 1912)

 


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IT BECAME OFFICIAL ON THIS DAY IN 1956

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The above motto first appeared on U.S. coins during the Civil War in 1864

The 84th Congress passed a joint resolution "declaring IN GOD WE TRUST the
national motto of the United States." The law was signed by President Eisenhower
and the motto was progressively added to paper money over a period from 1957
to 1966. 

             two-cent-piece

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A SIZE FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE FAMILY!

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“THE VOICE’’, JAY BLACK, IS 75 TODAY

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Jay Black (David Blatt)

A Brooklyn native, Jay was the lead singer of the band “Jay and the Americans in
the 1960s.
The band had numerous hits including "Cara Mia", "Come a Little Bit
Closer
", and  "This Magic Moment". 

As the result of mounting debts, Black sold his ownership of the name "Jay and the 
Americans" to Sandy Deanne, Black’s former band mate and original member of 
the group, for $100,000 in 2006. Black now performs solely under his stage name. 

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