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FIRST U.S. PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION IN 1789

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Congress set 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 (above) 
on April 30, 1789.

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George Washington 1789 Election Poster.


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THE REAL TRAGEDY ON THIS DAY IN 2021

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Ashli Elizabeth Pamatian Babbitt  (1985 – 2021)

 

On January 6, 2021, during the United States
Capitol attack
, Capitol Police officer Michael
Byrd (below) shot and killed UNARMED Ashli
Babbitt, one of the rioters, while ATTEMPTING
to breach a barricaded door leading to the
Speaker’s Lobby, where members of the u.s.
evacuated.



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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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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 1863

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President Lincoln signing the Emancipation Proclamation.

On January 1, 1863, Abraham Lincoln signs the Emancipation Proclamation. Attempting to stitch together a nation mired in
a bloody
civil war, Abraham Lincoln made a last-ditch, but
carefully calculated, decision regarding the institution of
slavery in America.

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USSR WAS ACCEPTED ON THIS DAY IN 1922

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In post-revolutionary Russia, the Union of Soviet Socialist Republic
(USSR) was established, comprising a confederatio  of Russia,
Belorussia, Ukraine and the Transcaucasian Federation (divided
in 1936 into the Georgian, Azerbaijan and Armenian republics). Also
known as the Soviet Union, the new communist state was the
successor to the Russian Empire and the first country in the
world to be based on Marxist socialism.



 

 

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Lenin Proclaims Soviet Power in Smolny Palace.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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