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1862 - U.S. President Lincoln issued the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation. It stated that all slaves held within rebel states would be free as of January 1, 1863.

1961 - U.S. President John F. Kennedy signed a congressional act that established the Peace Corps.

1975 - Sara Jane Moor attempted to assassinate U.S. President Gerald Ford. 17 days earlier Lynnette "Squeaky" Fromme made an assassination attempt against Ford.

1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan addressed the U.N. General Assembly and voiced a new hope for arms control. He also criticized the Soviet Union for arresting U.S. journalist Nicholas Daniloff.

1998 - U.S. President Clinton, addressed the United Nations, and told world leaders to "end all nuclear tests for all time". He then sent the long-delayed global test-ban treaty to the U.S. Senate.

2004 - CBS News announced that a panel would investigate the "60 Minutes" story that used forged documents to question U.S. President George W. Bush's National Guard Service. The segment was based on several alleged memos from Bush's days in the National Guard. The memos were called forged or fake by many document experts.

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U.S. President Quotes

"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. . . . As our case is new, so we must think anew, and act anew. We must disenthrall ourselves."
- Abraham Lincoln
Annual message to Congress, Dec. 1, 1862

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