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U.S. President History

1945 - U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt died in Warm Spring, GA. He died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 63. Harry S Truman was sworn in as president. FDR was the thirty-second president and was the only president to date to serve more than two terms.

1961 - Walt W. Rostow, senior White House specialist on Southeast Asia, delivered a memorandum to U.S. President John F. Kennedy that recommended the "gearing up the whole Vietnam operation."

1986 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan sent Vernon Wallace to Europe to seek support for a military strike on Libya.

1999 - In Little Rock, AR, a federal jury acquitted Susan McDougal of obstruction of justice for refusing to testify against President Clinton and First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Whitewater land-development case and other business arrangements.

2004 - Stephen Mansfield's book "The Faith of George W. Bush" was published.

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U.S. President Quotes

"The terrorists are traitors to their own faith, trying, in effect, to hijack Islam itself. The enemy of America is not our many Muslim friends; it is not our many Arab friends. Our enemy is a radical network of terrorists, and every government that supports them."
- U.S. President George W. Bush, September 20, 2001