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On this day in 1936, "Gone With The Wind", a best-selling novel by Margaret Mitchell, was published. It also became a blockbuster hit in 1939.
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In 1944, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt signs the G.I. Bill, an act of legislation designed to compensate returning members of the armed services for their efforts in World War II.
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In 1786, the constitution of the United States was ratified.
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In 1885, the Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of America. It arrived in the New York Harbor after traveling across the Atlantic Ocean in 350 individual pieces packed in more than 200 cases.
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Today in 1963, aboard Vostok 6, Soviet Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman to travel into space. After 48 orbits and 71 hours, she returned to earth, having spent more time in space than all U.S. astronauts combined to that date.
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During the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution stating that “the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white” and that “the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation.” The American flag, which became known as the “Stars and Stripes,” is based on the “Grand Union” flag.
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In 1966, the Supreme Court hands down its decision in Miranda v. Arizona, establishing the principle that all criminal suspects must be advised of their rights before interrogation. Now considered standard police procedure, “You have the right to remain silent. Anything you say can, and will, be used against you in a court of law. You have the right to an attorney. If you cannot afford one, one will be appointed to you.”
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On this day in 1776, the Continental Congress selects Thomas Jefferson of Virginia, John Adams of Massachusetts, Benjamin Franklin of Pennsylvania, Roger Sherman of Connecticut and Robert R. Livingston of New York to draft a declaration of independence.
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If you have a minor child, you should have a will to name a guardian. #EstatePlanningTips
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The first U.S. patent for gas-driven auto issued in 1895.
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