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Ronald Reagan was an American politician who served

as the 40th president of the United States from 1981 to 1989

and became a highly influential voice of modern


William Franklin Graham Jr. was born on November 7,

1918, in the downstairs bedroom of a farmhouse near Charlotte,

North Carolina. He was of Scots-Irish descent and was the eldest

of four children born to Morrow (née Coffey) and William

Franklin Graham Sr., a dairy farmer.

King led the 1955 Montgomery bus boycott and later

became the first president of the Southern Christian

Leadership Conference (SCLC). As president of the SCLC, he

then led an unsuccessful 1962 struggle against segregation

in Albany, Georgia, and helped organize the nonviolent

1963 protests in Birmingham, Alabama.


In 1762, Jefferson graduated from the College of William

and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he reportedly

enjoyed studying for 15 hours, then practicing violin for several

more hours on a daily basis.


On December 14, 1799, George Washington died at

his home in Mount Vernon, Virginia. Congress commissioned

Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee to pen an appropriate eulogy.

In 3,500 words, Lee attempted to encapsulate one of the most

influential Founding Founders.

2021 American HistoryCalendar Collector’s Edition

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