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Today in
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

"I pray heaven to bestow the best of blessings on this house, and on all that shall hereafter inhabit it. May none but wise men ever rule under this roof!"
- U.S. First Lady Abigail Adams about the new Executive Mansion.