1965 Lyndon B. Johnson’s ‘Great Society’ State of the Union
President Johnson laid out his plan to combat poverty in his 1965 State of the Union speech. LBJ spoke of America’s “great society” and unmatched unity of people. The plan outlined reforms in civil rights, health care, education and the environment.
1987 Amtrak Train Collision
An Amtrak train bound for Boston derailed when it collided with Conrail engines in Maryland.
2007 First Female Speaker of the House
As the 110th United States Congress opened, Democrat Nancy Pelosi was sworn in as Speaker of the House on Jan. 4, 2007.
1809 Louis Braille
1957 Patty Loveless
1960 Michael Stipe
1963 Dave Foley
1973 Harmony Korine
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