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U.S. President History

1849 - Abraham Lincoln received a patent for the floating dry dock.

1901 - U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt announced that he would support the International Court at the Hague in its settlement of the U.S.'s debt dispute with Mexico.

1947 - The Truman Doctrine was enacted by the U.S. Congress to appropriate military and economic aid Turkey and Greece.

1953 - U.S. President Eisenhower signed the Offshore Oil Bill, which gave coastal states control over "submerged" lands.

1972 - U.S. President Nixon became the first U.S. president to visit Russia. He met with Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev.

1998 - A federal judge said that Secret Service agents could be compelled to testify before a grand jury in Monica Lewinsky investigation concerning U.S. President Clinton.

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"Things don't turn up in this world until somebody turns them up."
- James A. Garfield