American statesman Alexander Hamilton born in the West Indies

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Richard M. Nixon born

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League of Nations established

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Poet T.S. Eliot dies

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President Johnson outlines goals of his “Great Society” in State of the Union

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General George C. Marshall, soldier and statesman, born

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Annie Oakley, with rifle raised to aim and shoot

American Experience: "Annie Oakley"

As part of the Wild West collection on the American Experience, Annie Oakley returns on Jan. 31. She was the toast of Victorian London, New York, and Paris. She excelled in a man's world by doing what she loved, and won fame and fortune as the little lady from Ohio who never missed a shot.

What So Proudly We Hail: The Meaning of America Curriculum

Through the use of stories, speeches, and songs, this site seeks to educate hearts and minds about American ideals, American identity and national character, and the virtues and aspirations of our civic life. A ten lesson curriculum is included which covers the following topics: National Identity and Why It Matters, Freedom and Individuality, Equality, Enterprise and Commerce, Freedom and Religion, Law Abidingness, Self Command, Courage and Self-Sacrifice, and Compassion.

Andrew Johnson, 17th U.S. president and first to be impeached, born

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Alexander Solzhenitsyn publishes expose of Soviet prison system “Gulag Archipelago”

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