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The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is the coastal defense,
search and rescue, and maritime law enforcement branch of
the
United States Armed Forces and one of the country’s eight
uniformed services. Created by the U.S. Congress on 4 August
1790 at the request of Alexander Hamilton as the Revenue-
Marine
, it is the oldest continuous seagoing service of the
United States.

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THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

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DOCUMENT SIGNED ON THIS DAY IN 1776


Members of Congress affix their signatures to an enlarged copy
of the
Declaration of Independence.

 

Fifty-six congressional delegates in total signed the document, including
some who were not present at the vote approving the declaration. The
delegates signed by state from North to South, beginning with Josiah
Bartlett of New Hampshire and ending with George Walton of Georgia.

John Dickinson of Pennsylvania and James Duane, Robert Livingston
and John Jay of New York refused to sign. Carter Braxton of Virginia;
Robert Morris of Pennsylvania; George Reed of Delaware; and Edward
Rutledge of South Carolina opposed the document but signed in order
to give the impression of a unanimous Congress. Five delegates were
absent: Generals George Washington, John Sullivan, James Clinton
and Christopher Gadsden and Virginia Governor Patrick Henry.

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A REMINDER FROM THE PDX RETRO BLOG

RMF to Observe National Day of Prayer


The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the
United States Congress, when people
are asked "to turn to God in
prayer and meditation". The president is
required by law to sign a proclamation each year, encouraging all
Americans to pray on this day.

The modern law formalizing its annual observance was enacted in 1952,
although earlier days of
fasting and prayer had been established by the
Second Continental Congress from 1775 until 1783, and by President
John Adams in 1798.

12 Leadership Qualities Of An Often Overlooked President
John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826)

Praying Hands Drawing by Donovan Hubbard

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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CAMILLE BOHANNON

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Roosevelt to a Joint Session of the U.S. Congress on December 8,
1941, one day after the Empire of Japan’s attack on the U.S. naval
base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, and the Japanese declaration of war
on the United States and the British Empire.



President Franklin D. Roosevelt signing the Declaration of
War against Japan on December 8, 1941.

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John Winston Lennon (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980)

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