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1965 - President Lyndon B. Johnson outlined his "Great Society" in his State of the Union address.
1999 - Former wrestler Jesse Ventura was sworn in as Minnesota's governor.
Mary Ellen Blum Olsen was born.
1914 - Henry Ford introduced the $5-a-day minimum wage.
1972 - President Nixon ordered the development of the space shuttle.
John Carrington was born.
1759 - George Washington married Martha Custis.
1994 - Figure skater Nancy Kerrigan was clubbed on leg by men including husband of rival skater, Tonya Harding.
Dennis Cook was born.
Patrick Clark was born.
Sarah McGonigle was born.
Augusta Marino was born.
1927 - Transatlantic commercial telephone service began between New York and London.
1953 - Harry Truman announced that the U.S. had developed the hydrogen bomb.
Jill Brady was born.
Monica Spaeth was born.
1958 - Bobby Fischer won the United States Chess Championship for the first time at age 14.
1964 - President Lyndon Johnson announced his War on Poverty.
Don Rossi was born.
Paula Ann DiGioia was born.
1861 - Mississippi became the second state to secede from the Union.
1952- Jackie Robinson became the highest paid player in Brooklyn Dodger history.
Colin Feeney was born.
1863 - The first underground passenger railway, the Metropolitan, opened in London.
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