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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.
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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:

Image description: Today in 1850, our 12th president , Zachary Taylor, died in office after sudden illness.
Learn more about his time in office.

Image description: Today in 1850, our 12th president , Zachary Taylor, died in office after sudden illness.

Learn more about his time in office.

Image description: Today in 1776, the Liberty Bell rang for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence. 

Image description: Today in 1776, the Liberty Bell rang for the first public reading of the Declaration of Independence.