Today in History – June 16

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Today in History – June 16

On June 16, 1775, George Washington was appointed commander in chief of the Continental Army by the Second Continental Congress. Continue reading.

On June 16, 1933, President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Banking Act, the Farm Credit Act, the Emergency Railroad Transportation Act, and the National Industrial Recovery Act (which created the Public Works Administration). Continue reading.

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