Happy Father’s Day!
George H. W. Bush:
Born on June 12, 1924. He is 92 this year!
Presidential Term: 1989-1993
-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
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.
Born on May 29, 1917. If he was still alive today he would be 99 years old!
Presidential Term: 1961-1963
-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.
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.