TO­DAY IN HIS­TORY

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In 1759, Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton and Martha Dan­dridge Custis were mar­ried in New Kent County, Va.

In 1919, the 26th pres­i­dent of the United States, Theodore Roo­sevelt, died in Oys­ter Bay, New York, at age 60.

In 1941, Pres­i­dent Franklin D. Roo­sevelt, in his State of the Union ad­dress, out­lined a goal of “Four Free­doms”: Free­dom of speech and ex­pres­sion; the free­dom of peo­ple to wor­ship God in their own way; free­dom from want; free­dom from fear.

In 1945, Ge­orge Her­bert Walker Bush mar­ried Bar­bara Pierce at the First Pres­by­te­rian Church in Rye, New York.

In 1968, a sur­gi­cal team at Stan­ford Univer­sity School of Medicine in Palo Alto, Cal­i­for­nia, led by Dr. Nor­man Shumway per­formed the first U.S. adult heart trans­plant, plac­ing the heart of a 43-year-old man in a 54-year-old pa­tient (the re­cip­i­ent died 15 days later).

In 1994, fig­ure skater Nancy Ker­ri­gan was clubbed on the leg by an as­sailant at De­troit’s Cobo Arena.

In 2001, with Vice Pres­i­dent Al Gore pre­sid­ing in his ca­pac­ity as pres­i­dent of the Sen­ate, Con­gress for­mally cer­ti­fied Ge­orge W. Bush the win­ner of the bit­terly con­tested 2000 pres­i­den­tial elec­tion.

In 2003, Iraqi Pres­i­dent Sad­dam Hus­sein ac­cused U.N. in­spec­tors of en­gag­ing in “in­tel­li­gence work” in­stead of search­ing for sus­pected nu­clear, chem­i­cal and bi­o­log­i­cal weapons in his coun­try.

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