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On this day in history, Richard Nixon changes voting age to 18

June 22

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 12:40pm

1868 - Arkansas was re-admitted to the Union.

1870 - The U.S. Congress created the Department of Justice.

1909 - The first transcontinental auto race ended in Seattle, WA.

1933 - Germany became a one political party country when Hitler banned parties other than the Nazis.

1939 - The first U.S. water-ski tournament was held at Jones Beach, on Long Island, New York.

1944 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt signed the "GI Bill of Rights" to provide broad benefits for veterans of the war.

1945 - During World War II, the battle for Okinawa officially ended after 81 days.

1946 - Jet airplanes were used to transport mail for the first time.

1970 - U.S. President Richard Nixon signed 26th amendment, lowering the voting age to 18.


 

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