Archive for June, 2016

Today in History: June 20th

Monday, June 20th, 2016

In 1782, the U.S. Congress officially adopted the Great Seal of the United States of America.


First Day of Summer

Monday, June 20th, 2016

Happy First Day of Summer!

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Father’s Day

Sunday, June 19th, 2016

Happy Father’s Day!

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Today in History: June 13th

Monday, June 13th, 2016

In 1971, The New York Times began publishing the Pentagon Papers, a collection of top secret documents exposing U.S. strategy in the Vietnam War.

 

Happy Birthday George H. W. Bush!

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

George H. W. Bush:

Born on June 12, 1924. He is 92 this year!

Presidential Term: 1989-1993

Fun Facts:

-During Bush’s term, the Soviet Union collapsed and the Cold War ended. He also led the U.S. in the 1991 Gulf War against Iraq. But economic troubles at home cost him his reelection bid.

-Bush was the first sitting Vice President to be elected President since Martin Van Buren

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Today in History: June 6th

Monday, June 6th, 2016

In 1872, Susan B. Anthony was fined for voting in a presidential election in Rochester, New York. After voting rights had been granted for African American males, she attempted to extend the same rights to women. In August of 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, thus allowing women to vote.

In 1944, this day became the largest amphibious landing in history- D-Day.

In 1978, California voters approved Proposition 13, an amendment to the state constitution severely limiting property tax rates.

Locals Receive Free Admission

Friday, June 3rd, 2016
Key West Residents that sign up for the Hometown Pass program will receive free admission to Harry Truman’s Little White House when accompanied by a guest who has purchased a FULL FARE ADULT TICKET.
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***Tickets may not be purchase online and must be purchased from a Historic Tours of America attractions booth.***
Sign-up for the Hometown Pass program here
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