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*  1789 - George Washington inaugurated as 1st President of United States

*  1889 - The first United Stated NATIONAL Holiday...the centennial of Washington's inauguration as 1st President

*  1900 - US annexes Hawaii

* 1904 - Ice Cream Cone debuts

*  1939 - NBC / RCA 1st public TV demo debut with FDR at opening at New York's World Fair

Other special 1926 Cloris Leachman was born,  Willie Nelson was born in 1933, and Agnes Moorehead died in 1974.

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