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RMF to Observe National Day of Prayer


The National Day of Prayer is an annual day of observance held on the first Thursday of May, designated by the
United States Congress, when people
are asked "to turn to God in
prayer and meditation". The president is
required by law to sign a proclamation each year, encouraging all
Americans to pray on this day.

The modern law formalizing its annual observance was enacted in 1952,
although earlier days of
fasting and prayer had been established by the
Second Continental Congress from 1775 until 1783, and by President
John Adams in 1798.

12 Leadership Qualities Of An Often Overlooked President
John Adams (October 30, 1735 – July 4, 1826)

Praying Hands Drawing by Donovan Hubbard

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY IN 2011

May 1, 2011: President Obama Announces Bin Laden's Death

President Barack Obama (above) announces the death of Usama bin Laden during a U.S. commando operation in Pakistan. (Because of
the time difference, it was May 2 in Pakistan when the Al Qaeda
leader met his demise and was quickly buried at sea.)          

        
        
       
Reasons to Doubt the Official Osama Raid Story — Five Years Later ...

Osama Bin Laden Dead: Newspaper Headlines – CBS Boston

Osama Bin Laden dead: Pictures of USA celebrating death of Al ...

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OPENING CEREMONY ON THIS DAY IN 1939

Binder, New York World's Fair 1939 - Poster Plus
    
   

On April 30, 1939, the New York World’s Fair opened  in New York
City
. The opening ceremony, which featured speeches by President
Franklin D. Roosevelt and New York Governor Herbert Lehman,
ushered in the first day of television broadcasting in New York.

Spanning 1,200 acres at Flushing Meadow Park in Queens, the
fairground was marked by two imposing structures–the “Perisphere”
and the “Trylon”–and exhibited such new technology as FM radio,
robotics, fluorescent lighting, and a crude fax machine. Norman Bel
Geddes designed a Futurama ride for General Motors, and users
were transported through an idealized city of the future. Sixty-three
nations participated in the fair, which enjoyed large crowds before
the outbreak of
World War II interrupted many of its scheduled
events.

Broadcast History – Page 32 – Eyes Of A Generation…Television's ...
President Roosevelt speaking at the opening of the New York
World’s Fair.


                 The World's Fair and World War in the National Numismatic ...

Images of the 1939-40 New York World's Fair
    World's Fair 1939 presented vision of 'World of Tomorrow,' with ...
   


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PRESIDENT LINCOLN DIED ON THIS DAY IN 1865

Lincoln Healed a Divided Nation. We Should Heed Him Today. | Time

At 7:22 a.m., Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of the United States 
died from a bullet wound inflicted the night before by John Wilkes 
Booth, an actor and Confederate sympathizer. The president’s death came only six days after the surrender of Confederate General Robert
E. Lee and his massive army, effectively ending the
American Civil
War
.

Lincoln Assassination Photograph by Granger

Today in History - April 14 | Library of Congress

John Wilkes Booth - Wikipedia
John Wilkes Booth (May 10, 1838 – April 26, 1865)

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HISTORY WAS MADE ON THIS DAY

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Loretta Lynn Biographical Timeline | American Masters | PBS

Loretta Lynn's Children Who Died: The Deaths of Her Son & Daughter ...

Loretta Lynn, a country music singer-songwriter is 88 years
young today. She received multiple gold albums in a career
spanning 60 years.

Loretta Lynn - Coal Miner's Daughter The Best Of Loretta Lynn ...

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