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Comment by Rich Rubino on March 5, 2013 at 8:08pm

March 5, 1933 – President Franklin D. Roosevelt orders a four-day bank holiday.

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 4, 2013 at 9:39pm

March 4, 1987 – In a televised address, President Ronald Reagan states: "A few months ago I told the American people I did not trade arms for hostages. My heart and my best intentions still tell me that's true, but the facts and the evidence tell me it is not.”

Comment by Rich Rubino on March 1, 2013 at 4:23pm

March 1, 1781 – The Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union is ratified by the Second Continental Congress.

Comment by Rich Rubino on February 28, 2013 at 6:33pm

February 28, 1946 – Ho Chi Minh, the Prime Minister of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam, writes a letter to President Harry S. Truman, requesting assistance in North Vietnam’s fight for independence.

Comment by Rich Rubino on February 27, 2013 at 9:26pm

February 27, 1951 – The Twenty Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, limiting presidents to two terms, is ratified.

Comment by Rich Rubino on February 26, 2013 at 8:37pm

February 26, 1939 – First lady Eleanor Roosevelt resigns from the Daughters of the American Revolution after the organization would not allow opera singer Marian Anderson to sing to an integrated crowd at Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. Mrs. Roosevelt gets her permission to sing in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

Comment by Rich Rubino on February 25, 2013 at 9:20pm

February 25, 1870 – Mississippi Republican Hiram Revels becomes the first African-American to serve in the U.S. Senate. The Mississippi state senate voted for him to serve the remainder of Senator Albert G. Brown’s term. Brown had resigned the Senate seat, at the beginning of the Civil War in 1861.

Comment by Rich Rubino on February 22, 2013 at 4:50pm

February 22, 1924 – President Calvin Coolidge delivers the first Presidential radio address from the White House.

Comment by Rich Rubino on February 21, 2013 at 8:13pm

February 21, 1965 – Civil Rights leader Malcolm X is assassinated in Manhattan's Audubon Ballroom by three members of the Nation of Islam.

Comment by Rich Rubino on February 20, 2013 at 6:07pm

February 20, 1996 – Former Reagan Communications Advisor Patrick Buchanan stuns the Republican establishment by winning the New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary.

 

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