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U.S. President History

1897 - "The Stars and Stripes Forever" by John Phillip Sousa was performed for the first time. It was at a ceremony where a statue of George Washington was unveiled.

1942 - "Lincoln Portrait" by Aaron Copland was performed for the first time by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

1980 - U.S. President Carter inaugurated the Department of Health and Human Services.

1985 - Michael Jackson received a humanitarian award from U.S. President Ronald Reagan at the White House.

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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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