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Today in History – June 24

Today in History – June 24 On June 24, 1961, the public learned of President John Kennedy’s letter assigning Vice President Lyndon Johnson the high priority task of unifying the U.S. satellite programs.  Continue reading. One June 24, 1932, during the reign of King Prajadhipok of the Chakri dynasty, a…
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Today in History – June 23

Today in History – June 23 On June 23, 1845, a joint resolution of the Congress of Texas voted in favor of annexation by the United States. Continue reading. Robert Louis “Bob” Fosse was born in Chicago, Illinois, on June 23, 1927. …
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Today in History – June 22

Today in History – June 22 Legendary magician and escape artist Harry Houdini married Wilhelmina Beatrice Rahner on June 22, 1894. Continue reading. On the evening of June 22, 1912, former President Theodore Roosevelt asked his supporters to leave the floor of the Republican National Convention in Chicago. …
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Today in History – June 21

Today in History – June 21 On June 21, 1934, Samuel Herman Gottscho snapped a photograph of the north facade of the Nebraska state capitol in Lincoln, Nebraska. Continue reading. June 21 marks the beginning of summer in the Northern Hemisphere. …
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Today in History – June 20

Today in History – June 20 On June 20, 1863, West Virginia became the thirty-fifth state in the Union. Continue reading. Click here to search Today in History for other historic moments. Read more on loc.gov…
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Today in History – June 19

Today in History – June 19 President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. signed into law the bill that established Juneteenth National Independence Day, June 19, as a legal public holiday.  Continue reading. The Statue of Liberty arrived at its permanent home on Bedloe’s Island in New York Harbor on June 19,…
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Today in History – June 18

Today in History – June 18 On June 18, 1812, President James Madison signed a declaration of war against Great Britain, marking the beginning of the War of 1812. Continue reading. James Montgomery Flagg, creator of the famous illustration of Uncle Sam during World War I, was born on June 18,…
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June News from the Library of Congress

June News from the Library of Congress News from the Library of Congress Celebrating Juneteenth, Pride Month, & More! Friends, This June, we recognize several significant events and moments in our history, documented in the Library’s collections, when Americans have turned tragedies into opportunities to learn from the mistakes of…
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