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U.S. President History
1877 - In the U.S., Rutherford B. Hayes was declared the winner of the 1876 presidential election by the U.S. Congress. Samuel J. Tilden, however, had won the popular vote on November 7, 1876.
1897 - U.S. President Cleveland vetoed legislation that would have required a literacy test for immigrants entering the country.
1899 - U.S. President McKinley signed a measure that created the rank of Admiral for the U.S. Navy. The first admiral was George Dewey.
1917 - U.S. President Woodrow Wilson signed the Jones-Shafroth act granting U.S. citizenship to the people of Puerto Rico.
2005 - U.S. President Bush demanded that Syria withdraw its troops from Lebanon.
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