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1949 - The salary of the President of the United States was increased from $75,000 to $100,000 with an additional $50,000 expense allowance for each year in office.

1955 - U.S. President Eisenhower allowed a filmed news conference to be used on television (and in movie newsreels) for the first time.

1957 - Pat Boone sang at Dwight Eisenhower's presidential inauguration ball.

1977 - Charlie Daniels and the Marshall Tucker Band played for Jimmy Carter's inauguration.

1977 - Aretha Franklin sang "God Bless America" at a special inaugural concert for President-elect Jimmy Carter.

1977 - U.S. President Ford pardoned Iva Toguri D'Aquino (the "Tokyo Rose").

1993 - Fleetwood Mac reunited to perform at Bill Clinton's inauguration.

1996 - U.S. first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton was subpoenaed to appear before a federal grand jury. The investigation was concerning the discovery of billing records related to the Whitewater real estate investment venture.

1999 - U.S. President Bill Clinton outlined his program to save Social Security in the annual State of the Union address.




U.S. President Quotes

"We're not merely accelerating the processes of the Industrial Revolution; we're fundamentally transforming it."
- President Reagan, January 11, 1988



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