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THE GREAT SEAL ADOPTED ON THIS DAY IN 1782

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(E pluribus unum, a Latin phrase meaning “Out of Many One.”)

On June 20, 1782, Congress adopted the Great Seal of the United 
States after six years of discussion.

Late on the afternoon of July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress appointed Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and John Adams
"to bring in a device for a seal for the United States of America."

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LONGTIME SENATOR HAS DIED AT AGE 88

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Orrin Grant Hatch (March 22, 1934 – April 23, 2022)

Orrin Hatch, the longtime Republican senator from Utah, died
Saturday in Salt Lake City at the age of 88.

Hatch, who retired in January 2019 at the end of his last term,
served in the Senate for 42 years, making him the longest-
serving Republican U.S. senator.

His foundation said he died surrounded by family. The cause
of death was not released
.

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MADELEINE ALBRIGHT HAS DIED AT 84

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Madeleine Jana Korbel Albright (Marie Jana Korbelová)
(May 15, 1937 – March 23, 2022)

WASHINGTON (TND) — Madeleine Albright, America’s first female secretary of state, died Wednesday.

A statement from Albright’s family said she died of cancer and was surrounded by family and friends when she passed.

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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On March 15, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson addressed a
joint session of Congress to urge the passage of legislation
guaranteeing voting rights for all.

Using the phrase “we shall overcome,” borrowed from African
American leaders struggling for equal rights, Johnson declares
that “every American citizen must have an equal right to vote.”

Johnson reminds the nation that the Fifteenth Amendment, which
was passed after the
Civil War, gave all citizens the right to vote
regardless of race or color.

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President Johnson (right) meeting with civil rights leaders.

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President Lyndon Johnson signing the 1965
Civil Rights Bill, also known as The Voting
Rights Act.

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THE ‘’NEW DEAL’’ BEGAN ON THIS DAY ~ 1933

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On March 4, 1933, at the height of the Great Depression, Franklin
Delano Roosevelt was inaugurated as the 32nd president of the
United States. In his famous inaugural address, delivered outside
the east wing of the U.S. Capitol, Roosevelt outlined his
New
Deal”—
an expansion of the federal government as an instrument
of employment opportunity and welfare—and told Americans that
“the only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Although it was a
rainy day in Washington, and gusts of rain blew over Roosevelt
as he spoke, he delivered a speech that radiated optimism a
nd competence, and a broad majority of Americans united
behind  their new president and his radical economic proposals
to lead the nation out of the Great Depression.


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