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Milwaukee Journal Sentinel - - Green Sheet -

In 1775, un­der the U.S. author­ity Marines of were the or­ga­nized Con­ti­nen­tal Con­gress. In 1871, jour­nal­ist-ex­plorer Henry M. Stan­ley found Scot­tish mis­sion­ary David Liv­ing­stone, who had not been heard from for years, near Lake Tan­ganyika in cen­tral Africa. In 1917, 41 suf­frag­ists were ar­rested for pick­et­ing in front of the White House. In 1938, Kate Smith first sang Irv­ing Ber­lin’s “God Bless Amer­ica” on her CBS ra­dio pro­gram. In 1954, the U.S. Ma­rine Corps Me­mo­rial, de­pict­ing the rais­ing of the Amer­i­can flag on Iwo Jima in 1945, was ded­i­cated by Pres­i­dent Dwight D. Eisen­hower in Ar­ling­ton, Va. In 1969, the chil­dren’s ed­u­ca­tional pro­gram “Se­same Street” made its de­but on Na­tional Ed­u­ca­tional Tele­vi­sion (later PBS). In 1982, the newly fin­ished Viet­nam Vet­er­ans Me­mo­rial was opened to its first visi­tors in Wash­ing­ton, D.C., three days be­fore its ded­i­ca­tion. Ten years ago: Pres­i­dent George W. Bush and his wife, Laura, wel­comed Barack and Michelle Obama to the White House for a nearly two-hour visit; the pres­i­dent and pres­i­dent-elect con­ferred in the Oval Of­fice, while the cur­rent and fu­ture first ladies talked in the White House res­i­dence. Five years ago: Talks in Geneva on curb­ing Iran’s nu­clear pro­gram ended with no deal af­ter France ob­jected that the pro­posed mea­sures did not go far enough. One year ago: Fac­ing al­le­ga­tions of sex­ual mis­con­duct, co­me­dian Louis C.K. said the ha­rass­ment claims by five women that were de­tailed in a New York Times re­port “are true,” and he ex­pressed re­morse for us­ing his in­flu­ence “ir­re­spon­si­bly.”

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