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DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE SIGNED

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On August 2, 1776, members of Congress affixed 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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The signed Declaration of Independence is displayed next to
the Constitution in the National Archives.

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PROGRAM SIGNED INTO LAW ON THIS DAY

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President Lyndon Johnson signs Medicare Bill into law as former President Harry Truman watches.

On July 30, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicare,
a health insurance program for elderly Americans, into law. At the
bill-signing ceremony, which took place at the Truman Library in Independence,
Missouri, former President Harry Truman was
enrolled as Medicare’s first beneficiary and received the first
Medicare card.

Johnson wanted to recognize Truman, who, in 1945, had become
the first president to propose national health insurance, an initiative
that was opposed at the time by Congress.

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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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