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Ronald Reagan's remarks when the Olympic Torch came to the White House in 1984

14 May 1984 – John Hughes’ Sixteen Candles was flickering across the nation’s silver screens, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was born in White Plains, N.Y., and in Washington, D.C. 330 more words

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August 5, 1981

President Ronald Reagan fires 11,359 air traffic controllers who had been striking after negotiations for higher pay and shorter workweeks broke down. Two days earlier, Reagan had stated that the strikers were violating the law that forbid federal employees from striking and would be fired if they did not return to work within 48 hours. 46 more words

August 4, 1977

President Jimmy Carter signs The Department of Energy Organization Act of 1977 into law, creating the Department of Energy. The Department of Energy was the 12th cabinet level department created. 47 more words

On This Day: Reagan and the Air Traffic Controllers

Thirty-five years ago on Monday August 3, 1981 members of PATCO, the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization, went on strike at 7 A.M.  Shortly before 11 A.M. 773 more words

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Opposing trenches: The political battle between Woodrow Wilson and Henry Cabot Lodge

Woodrow Wilson and Henry Cabot Lodge shared similarities. Both died from strokes in 1924. Both earned doctorates in political science from prestigious universities. Both became titans of early 20th century politics. 1,190 more words


August 3, 1923

Calvin Coolidge is sworn in as the 30th president in his family home in Plymouth, Vermont after learning the news of President Warren Harding’s death hours earlier. 120 more words

August 2, 1923

Around 7:30 PM on this day, the 29th President of the United States Warren Harding passed away. Moments earlier, Harding had been relaxing on his bed in a hotel room in San Francisco while his wife read a flattering article about him aloud. 214 more words