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Image description: Today in 1965, President Johnson signed Medicare into law. President Truman became its first beneficiary and got the first Medicare card.This photo shows Johnson signing the Medicare law. Shown with the President (on the right in the photo) are (left to right) Mrs. Johnson; former President Harry Truman; Vice-President Hubert Humphrey; and Mrs. Truman.
Photo courtesy of LBJ Presidential Library.

Image description: Today in 1965, President Johnson signed Medicare into law. President Truman became its first beneficiary and got the first Medicare card.

This photo shows Johnson signing the Medicare law. Shown with the President (on the right in the photo) are (left to right) Mrs. Johnson; former President Harry Truman; Vice-President Hubert Humphrey; and Mrs. Truman.

Photo courtesy of LBJ Presidential Library.

Image description: Today in 1958, NASA was created! Learn about all of our space exploration since then at http://nasa.gov

Image description: Today in 1958, NASA was created! Learn about all of our space exploration since then at http://nasa.gov

Image description: Today in 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt was nominated to a third term. A four-term president, he was the only one to serve more than two.
Learn more about FDR’s presidency.

Image description: Today in 1940, President Franklin Roosevelt was nominated to a third term. A four-term president, he was the only one to serve more than two.

Learn more about FDR’s presidency.

Today in 1790, Congress declared an area between Maryland and Virginia the country’s new capital - Washington, DC. 

Today in 1804, Aaron Burr fatally shot founding father Alexander Hamilton in a duel. Hamilton died the next day: