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MULTI-BILLIONAIRE DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1976

The Madness & Brilliance of Howard Hughes - Biographies by Biographics  Howard Hughes | Biography & Facts | Britannica

The Spruce Goose flew its one legendary flight in Long Beach 70 ...
The Spruce Goose, the first aircraft with a wingspan in excess of 300 feet, the largest flying boat ever built, made its one and only flight on
November 2, 1947, in Long Beach, California. It was designed and constructed by Howard Hughes and his Aircraft Company.

            

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Howard Robard Hughes Jr.(December 24, 1905 – April 5, 1976)


Howard Hughes, one of the richest men to emerge from the American West during the 20th century, died while being flown from Acapulco
to Houston,Texas.

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COINS STRUCK ON THIS DAY IN 1978

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The first Susan B. Anthony dollars were struck at the Philadelphia Mint on
December 13, 1978. First strikes at the Denver and San Francisco Mints
followed on January 9, 1979 and January 29, respectively. Mint officials
feared that the coins would be hoarded upon release, so they ordered the 
creation of a stockpile consisting of 500 million coins prior to the release 
date in July 1979. They were minted until 1981, when the series was
halted due to poor public reception and again in 1999. 

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Susan Brownell Anthony
(February 15, 1820 – March 13, 1906)

Susan B. Anthony was an American social reformer and women’s
rights activist who played a pivotal role in the women’s suffrage
movement.

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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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