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U.S. President History

1809 - Abraham Lincoln was born. He became the 16th president of the United States.

1892 - In the U.S., President Lincoln's birthday was declared to be a national holiday.

1915 - The cornerstone of the Lincoln Memorial was laid in Washington, DC.

1924 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge made the first presidential political speech on radio.

1999 - U.S. President Clinton was acquitted by the U.S. Senate on both impeachment articles against him. The U.S. House of Representatives had approved the articles in December 1998. From the White House Rose Garden the president asked for "a time of reconciliation and renewal for America."

2010 - U.S. President Obama signed legislation that raised the federal debt ceiling from $12.4 trillion to $14.3 trillion.


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"Popularity, I have always thought, may aptly be compared to a coquette the more you woo her, the more apt is she to elude your embrace."
- John Tyler




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