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NMAH | National Anthem
In 1931 Herbert Hoover signed a bill into law officially adopting “The
Star Spangled Banner” as the national anthem of the United States 
of America.

Herbert Hoover - Biography, Facts & Presidency - HISTORY
Herbert Clark Hoover
(August 10, 1874 – October 20, 1964)

Hoover served as the 31st president of the
United
States from 1929 to 1933.


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FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN CONGRESSMAN

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Hiram Rhodes Revels (September 27, 1827 – January 16, 1901)

 

On this day in 1870 Hiram Rhodes Revels, a Republican from
Natchez,
Mississippi, was sworn into the U.S. Senate, becoming
the first African American ever to sit in Congress.

During the Civil War, Revels, a college-educated minister, helped
form African American army regiments for the Union cause,
started a school for freed men, and served as a chaplain for the
Union army. Posted to Mississippi, Revels remained in the
former Confederate state after the war and entered into
Reconstruction-era Southern politics.

 

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Hiram Revels taking the oath of office.

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FIRST FEMALE PRESIDENTIAL DOCTOR – 1961

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On January 26, 1961, just about a week after his inauguration,
President
John F. Kennedy appointed Janet Travell, 59 (above),
as his personal physician, making her the first woman in history
to hold the post.

Dr. Travell possessed an impressive resume that included
graduating with honors from Wellesley College, internships
in cardiology, a professorship in clinical pharmacology at
Cornell University and an established reputation as a pioneer
in the treatment of chronic myofascial pain.

 

 

Janet Travell: The First Female Presidential Physician
Dr. Travell with President Kennedy.

The Timeline Project: Dr. Janet G. Travell - Physician
Janet Graeme Travell (December 17, 1901 – August 1, 1997)

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DRAFT DODGERS PARDONED ON THIS DAY IN 1977

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President Jimmy Carter granting an unconditional pardon to draft
dodgers.

 

On January 21, 1977, U.S. President Jimmy Carter grants an unconditional pardon to hundreds of thousands of men who
evaded
the draft during the Vietnam War.

In total, some 100,000 young Americans went abroad in the
late 1960s and early ’70s to avoid serving in the war. Ninety
percent went to Canada, where after some initial controversy
they were eventually welcomed as immigrants. Still others
hid inside the United States. In addition to those who avoided
the draft, a relatively small number—about 1,000—of deserters
from the U.S. armed forces also headed to Canada.

 

21 January 1977: President Carter Pardons 10,000 Vietnam War Draft Dodgers - VIETNAM The Art of War

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ELECTORS CHOSEN ON THIS DAY IN 1789

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Congress sets January 7, 1789 as the date by which states are
required to choose electors for the country’s first presidential
election. A month later, on February 4,
George Washington was
elected president by state electors and sworn into office on
April 30, 1789.

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