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August 9, 1974: Gerald Ford succeeds Nixon as president

July 28, 1868: The 14th Amendment was adopted

July 26, 1775: The U.S. postal system is created

July 18, 1940: FDR received his third presidential nominaton

July 15, 1806: Zebulon Pike begins his famous expedition

July 9, 1947: Florence A. Blanchfield becomes first female Army officer

June 29, 1995: U.S. space shuttle Atlantis historically docks on Russian station

June 25, 1950: United States shockingly defeats England in the World Cup

June 22, 1937: Joe Louis defeats James J. Braddock for world heavyweight championship

June 21, 1982: John Hinckley Jr. found not guilty in Ronald Reagan assassination attempt

June 20, 1980: Roberto Duran breaks Sugar Ray Leonard’s winning streak

June 17, 1885: The Statue of Liberty arrives home

June 14, 1777: Congress votes to put stars and stripes on the American flag

June 12, 1987: Reagan commands Gorbachev to ‘tear down’ the Berlin Wall

June 5, 1933: FDR removes United States from gold standard

May 29, 1843: John C. Fremont’s second western exploration

May 27, 1994: Solzhenitsyn returns to Russia after being banished by Stalin

5 of the Revolutionary War’s most brutal battles

May 18, 1860: Abraham Lincoln nominated for president

May 14, 1804: Lewis and Clark depart to discover the Louisiana territory

April 11, 2015: Barack Obama and Raúl Castro meet in Panama

April 4, 1949: North Atlantic Treaty signed in Washington D.C.

March 30, 1822: The Florida Territory is created

February 23, 1903: Cuba signs a lease to the US for Guantánamo Bay

February 9, 1943: Daylight Savings Time returns to the United States

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