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THE 34 th PRESIDENT DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1969

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Dwight DavidIkeEisenhower
(October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969)

 

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FIRST ‘’FIRESIDE CHAT’’ ON THIS DAY IN 1933

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Eight days after his inauguration, President Franklin D. Roosevelt
gave his first national radio address, or “fireside chat” (above), broadcast directly from the
White House
during the Great
Depression.  He began that address simply: “I want to talk for a
few minutes with the people of the United States about banking.”
He went on to explain his recent decision to close the nation’s
banks in order to stop a surge in mass withdrawals by panicked investor’s worried about possible bank failures. The banks would
be reopening the next day.


Roosevelt thanked the public for their “fortitude and good temper
during what he called the “banking holiday.”





 

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NATIONAL ANTHEM DAY - March 3 - National Day Calendar | National anthem,  National speech and debate, Anthem

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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