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On July 21, 2008
Benjamin Harrison, proclaiming a day of celebration (scheduled for October 21) in recognition of the 400th anniversary of the “discovery of America,” 21 July 1892: Columbus stood in his age as the pioneer of progress and enlightenment. The system of universal education is in our age the most prominent and salutary feature of the spirit […]

Franklin Roosevelt, statement on Bastille Day, 14 July 1943: The fourteenth of July is, for all the peoples of the world, devoted to the ideals of Liberty, a day of celebration. We observe it this yea

Dwight Eisenhower, letter to Ngo Dinh Diem, released 11 July 1959: I extend to you my congratulations and sincere good wishes on the occasion of your fifth anniversary as national leader of Viet-Nam.

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On July 7, 2008
Ronald Reagan, letter to the chairmen of the Senate Foreign Relations and the House Foreign Affairs committees, 7 July 1981: In the period that has elapsed since the last Report to Congress on Zimbabwe, the country has continued to gain political and economic momentum in an atmosphere that can be characterized as both dynamic and […]

William McKinley, calling for a day of thanksgiving and prayer, 6 July 1898: With the nation’s thanks let there be mingled the nation’s prayers that our gallant sons may be shielded from harm alik

Gerald Ford, toasting Indonesian President Suharto during his visit to the US, 5 July 1975: I recognize, as all of us do here from the United States, that you have achieved a great deal for your count

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On July 4, 2008
Abraham Lincoln, special session message, 4 July 1861: It might seem at first thought to be of little difference whether the present movement at the South be called “secession” or “rebellion.” The movers, however, well understand the difference. At the beginning they knew they could never raise their treason to any respectable magnitude by any […]

Harry Truman, statement on the independence of the Philippines, 3 July 1946: The independence achieved today by the Philippines comes after a period of forty-eight years of American sovereignty over t

John F. Kennedy, statement on the death of Ernest Hemingway, 2 July 1961: Few Americans have had a greater impact on the emotions and attitudes of the American people than Ernest Hemingway. From his f

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On June 20, 2008
Richard Nixon, remarks to reporters, 19 June 1969: Mr. Hoover does enjoy my complete confidence, and there has been no discussion with regard to his tenure as far as the future is concerned. I should add, further, that with regard to the controversy on electronic surveillance, that I checked personally into the matter as to […]

James Madison, proclaiming a temporary amnesty for military deserters, 17 June 1814: Whereas information has been received that a number of individuals who have deserted from the Army of the United St

Warren G. Harding, accepting the Republican nomination for President, 12 June 1920: The womanhood of America, always its glory, its inspiration, and the potent uplifting force in its social and spirit

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