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DRAFT DODGERS PARDONED ON THIS DAY IN 1977

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President Jimmy Carter granting an unconditional pardon to draft
dodgers.

On January 21, 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who
evaded
the draft during the Vietnam War.

In total, some 100,000 young Americans went abroad in the
late 1960s and early ’70s to avoid serving in the war. Ninety
percent went to Canada, where after some initial controversy
they were eventually welcomed as immigrants. Still others
hid inside the United States. In addition to those who avoided
the draft, a relatively small number—about 1,000—of deserters
from the U.S. armed forces also headed to Canada.

 

21 January 1977: President Carter Pardons 10,000 Vietnam War Draft Dodgers - VIETNAM The Art of War

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AN INAUGURATION ON THIS DAY IN 1961

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On January 20, 1961, on the newly renovated east front of the
United States Capitol,
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was inaugurated
as the 35th president of the United States.

The ceremony began with a religious invocation and prayers, and then 
African American opera singer Marian  Anderson sang “The Star-
Spangled Banner,” and Robert Frost recited his poem “The Gift
Outright.” Kennedy was administered
the oath of office by 

Chief Justice Earl Warren.

During his famous inauguration address, Kennedy, the youngest candidate
ever elected to the presidency and the country’s first Catholic president, 
declared  that “the torch has been passed to a new generation of 
Americans” and appealed to Americans to “ask not what your
country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.”

 

6 Lessons from JFK's Inaugural Address | Inc.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Martin Luther King Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968)


King was a
Baptist minister and activist who became the most
visible spokesperson and leader in the
civil rights movement
from 1955 until
his assassination in 1968.

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AMENDMENT RATIFIED ON THIS DAY IN 1919

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The 18th Amendment to the U.S.
Constitution, prohibiting the “manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors for
beverage purposes,” was ratified by the requisite number of
states on January 16, 1919.

The movement for the prohibition of alcohol began in the early
19th century, when Americans concerned about the adverse
effects of drinking began forming
temperance societies. By the
late 19th century, these groups had become a powerful political
force, campaigning on the state level and calling for total national abstinence. In December 1917, the 18th Amendment, also known
as the Prohibition Amendment, was passed by Congress and
sent to the states for ratification.

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The Orange County (California) Sheriff dumping bootleg alcohol,
circa 1925.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1943

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On January 14, 1943, Franklin D. Roosevelt (left) became the first president to travel on official business by airplane. Crossing the
Atlantic by air, Roosevelt flew in a Boeing 314 Flying Boat dubbed
the Dixie Clipper (below) to a
World War II strategy meeting with
Winston Churchill at Casablanca in North Africa.

 

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Franklin D. Roosevelt (left) with Winston Churchill at the
Casablanca Conference, January 22, 1943.

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