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1865 - A plan by John Wilkes Booth to abduct U.S. President Abraham Lincoln was ruined when Lincoln changed his plans and did not appear at the Soldier’s Home near Washington, DC.

1922 - U.S. President Warren G. Harding ordered U.S. troops back from the Rhineland.

1965 - U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson orders 4,000 troops to protect the Selma-Montgomery civil rights marchers.

2002 - The final Whitewater report was issued by Independent Counsel Robert Ray. The five-volume report cost $70 million over six years. The conclusion was that former U.S. President Clinton and first lady Hillary Clinton had given factually inaccurate testimony, but there was not enough evidence to prove any wrongdoing.

2002 - The U.S. Congress passed a campaign finance reform bill. U.S. President George W. Bush said that he would sign the bill even though he thought it was "flawed in some areas."

2016 - U.S. President Barrack Obama arrived in Cuba for a three-day visit. It was the first time since 1928 that a U.S. President visited the island.

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"President Nixon's motto was, if two wrongs don't make a right, try three."
- Norman Cousins of the Daily Telegraph, on President Richard Nixon.

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