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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Lyndon Baines Johnson (August 27, 1908 – January 22, 1973)

Johnson served as the 36th president of the United States
from 1963 to 1969.

He holds the distinction of being one of the few presidents
who served in all elected offices at the federal level.

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PLANE CRASHED INTO POTOMAC RIVER IN 1982

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On January 13, 1982, an Air Florida Boeing 737-222 plunged into
the Potomac River in Washington, D.C., killing 78 people. The
crash, caused by bad weather, took place only two miles from
the
White House.

The Air Florida flight took off from Washington National Airport
in Arlington,
Virginia, with 74 passengers and 5 crew members
on board. The plane had flown into Washington from Miami in
the early afternoon and was supposed to return to Ft. Lauderdale,
Florida, after a short stop.

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A CALL TO PROTEST MASK WEARING IN 1919

A call to protest by the Anti-Mask League in The San Francisco Chronicle, on Jan. 25, 1919.
Item from The San Francisco Chronicle.

The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in
recent history. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian
origin. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where
the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919.

The Anti-Mask League held its first organizational meeting, open to
the public at the Dreamland Rink, where they united behind demands
for the repeal of the mask ordinance and for the resignations of the mayor and health officials.

Their objections included lack of scientific evidence that masks
worked and the idea that forcing people to wear the coverings was unconstitutional.(
The New York Times)

Rail commuters wearing white protective masks, one with the additional message “wear a mask or go to jail,” during the 1918 influenza pandemic in California.

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GREAT SOCIETY PLAN ON THIS DAY IN 1965

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On January 4, 1965, President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered the
first televised evening State of the Union Address.

Johnson laid out for Congress a laundry list of legislation needed
to achieve his plan for a
Great Society
.

As a result Congress enacted sweeping legislation in the areas of
civil rights
, health care, education and the environment. 

The 1965 State of the Union address heralded the creation of Medicare/Medicaid, Head Start, the Voting Rights Act, the Civil
Rights Act, the Department of Housing and Urban Development
and the
White House Conference on Natural Beauty.

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President Lyndon Baines Johnson signs the Voting Rights
Act of 1965.

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THE SURRENDER AT PORT ARTHUR IN 1905

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During the Russo-Japanese War, Port Arthur, the Russian naval
base in China, fell to Japanese naval forces under Admiral
Heihachiro Togo. It was the first in a series of defeats that by
June turned the tide of the imperial conflict irrevocably against
Russia.

In February 1904, following a Russian rejection of a Japanese plan
to divide Manchuria and Korea into spheres of influence, Japan
launched a surprise naval attack on Port Arthur, decimating the
Russian fleet. In the subsequent fighting, Japan won a series of
decisive victories over the Russians, who underestimated the
military potential of its non-Western opponent.

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Surrender of the Russian defenders to the Japanese after the Siege of Port Arthur, Russo-Japanese War.

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