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1928 - U.S. President Calvin Coolidge signed the Jones-Reid bill. The act allotted $340 million for flood control in the West and Midwest United States.

1940 - British Prime Minister Winston Churchill sent a note to U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt requesting eventual participation in the war against Germany.

1970 - U.S. President Nixon nominated America's first two female generals.

1972 - In Laurel, MD, Alabama Gov. George C. Wallace was shot by Arthur Bremer while campaigning for the U.S. presidency. Wallace was paralyzed by the shot.

1991 - U.S. President Bush took Queen Elizabeth to an Oakland A's-Baltimore Oriole game.

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"All the perplexities, confusion and distress in America arise, not from defects in their Constitution or Confederation, not from want of honor or virtue, so much as from the downright ignorance of the nature of coin, credit and circulation."
- U.S. President John Adams

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