Father’s Day

June 19th, 2016

Happy Father’s Day!

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Today in History: June 13th

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!

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

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

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

Today in History: May 30th

May 30th, 2016

In 1783, The Pennsylvania Evening Post became the first daily newspaper published in America.

In 1922, The Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., was dedicated.

 

Memorial Day

May 30th, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!

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Happy Birthday John F. Kennedy!

May 29th, 2016

John Kennedy:

Born on May 29, 1917. If he was still alive today he would be 99 years old!

Presidential Term: 1961-1963

Fun Facts:

-In 1962, the U.S. and the Soviet Union hovered on the brink of nuclear war during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Kennedy eventually forced the Soviets to back down. He was assassinated in the third year of his term.

-Kennedy is the only Roman Catholic to become President.

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Today in History: May 9th

May 9th, 2016

In 1862, General David Hunter, Union commander of the Department of the South, issued orders to free the slaves in South Carolina, Georgia, and Florida. He did this without congressional or presidential approval. Ten days later, these orders were countermanded by President Lincoln.


Mother’s Day

May 8th, 2016

Happy Mother’s Day!

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