U.S. HISTORY ~ FIRST SECRETARY OF STATE ON THIS DATE IN 1790

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                                                      Thomas Jefferson

Washington and His Cabinet

U.S. President George Washington (far left) sits with members of his Cabinet who were appointed in 1789 and 1790. The members are (left to right) Secretary of War Henry Knox, Secretary of the Treasury Alexander Hamilton, Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson, and Attorney General Edmund Randolph.

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SEIGE OF THE ALAMO BEGAN ON THIS DATE IN 1836

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The Battle of the Alamo (February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in  
the Texas Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under General
Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo Mission near what is now 
San Antonio, Texas. All but two of the Texian defenders were killed.

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The Alamo as it looks today

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UNION ORGANIZER BORN ON THIS DATE IN 1913

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James Riddle "Jimmy" Hoffa disappeared July 30, 1975, and was declared legally
dead on July 30, 1982. Hoffa was involved with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union, as an organizer from 1932 to 1975. He served as the union’s
General President from 1958 to 1971. On May 17, 2006, acting on a tip, the FBI
searched a farm in Milford Township, Michigan for Hoff’s remains and found nothing.

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             teamsters union logo

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LAST SHOW WAS ON THIS DATE IN 1985

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The Dukes of Hazzard  originally aired on the CBS television network beginning
on January 26, 1979. It was inspired by the 1975 film Moonrunners.Throughout
its TV run, "The Dukes of Hazzard" featured many newcomers as well as guest
appearances by established country stars. The theme song “The Good Ol’ Boys”
was written and performed by Waylon Jennings. He was also the shows narrator.  

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The main stars of the show were from left to right, John Schneider as ”Bo” Duke,
Catherine Bach as cousin Daisy Duke, and Tom Wopat as “Luke” Duke.

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Shown above is the shows other star, The General Lee, a 1969 Dodge Charger

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THE GE THEATER PREMIERED ON THIS DATE IN 1953

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The television version of The General Electric Theater was broadcast every Sunday
evening on the CBS network until May 27, 1962. Each of the episodes was an 
adaptation of a novel, short story, play, film, or magazine fiction. 

Ronald Reagan (shown above) became the show’s only host on September 26, 1954. GE added a host to provide continuity, which was absent due to its anthology format. After four months, the show reached the Top Ten in the Nielsen Ratings.

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