Vietnam War draft evaders were pardoned by President Carter, 1977, one of his proclamations on his first day in office.
The first Boeing 747 jetliners were placed in service on this date in 1970 by Pan-American Airlines.
The United States removed a ban on sales of armaments to the Soviet Union, 1941.
President-elect Franklin Roosevelt promised that the newly completed power plant at Muscle Shoals, Alabama would be run by a federal agency, not a private company, 1933. Pres. Herbert Hoover had previously planned to allow a private utility to operate and own the plant.
New York City passed the Sullivan Ordinance, making it illegal for women to smoke in public, 1908.
State militias were nationalized, making them part of the army reserve, 1903. Most men between of ages 18 to 45 were expected to serve in the militia if needed.
John Moses Browning, inventor of automatic pistols and rifles, was born, 1855, in Ogden, Utah.
The African Methodist Episcopal Church was founded, 1816. It was the first U.S. religious denomination that was completely controlled by black people.
Followers of Thomas Jefferson had been quite sympathetic to the French Revolution, but the execution of King Louis XIV on the guillotine, 1793, prompted regret and soul searching.
If exercise is so good for us, why do athletes have to retire at about the age of 35?
Rockefeller once explained the secret of success. "Get up early, work late - and strike oil." -- Joey Adams
Luke 24:45-49 (American Standard Version)
Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures, and said to them, Thus it is written, and thus it behooved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day: and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
And ye are witnesses of these things.
And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye [are] endued with power from on high.
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