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1789 - George Washington took office as first U.S. president.

1889 - George Washington's inauguration became the first U.S. national holiday.

1947 - The name of Boulder Dam, in Nevada, was changed back to Hoover Dam.

1970 - U.S. troops invaded Cambodia to disrupt North Vietnamese Army base areas. The announcement by U.S. President Nixon led to widespread protests.

1973 - U.S. President Nixon announced resignation of Haldeman, Ehrlichman, and other top aides.

1984 - U.S. President Reagan signed cultural and scientific agreements with China. He also signed a tax accord that would make it easier for American companies to operate in China.

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"If liberty can blossom in the rocky soil of the West Bank and Gaza, it will inspire millions of men and women around the globe who are equally weary of poverty and oppression, equally entitled to the benefits of democratic government. I have a hope for the people of Muslim countries. Your commitments to morality, and learning, and tolerance led to great historical achievements. And those values are alive in the Islamic world today. You have a rich culture, and you share the aspirations of men and women in every culture. Prosperity and freedom and dignity are not just American hopes, or Western hopes. They are universal, human hopes. And even in the violence and turmoil of the Middle East, America believes those hopes have the power to transform lives and nations."
- U.S. President George W. Bush calling for New Palestinian Leadership, June 24, 2002

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