Minimum Wage Set At 40-Cents An Hour On This Date In 1933

Today in 1854, George Eastman, inventor of the Kodak camera, was born in Waterville, New York.

Today in 1862, Congress created the "Medal of Honor" for those who had "risked their lives" in combat.

Today in 1933, Congress set the minimum wage at 40 cents an hour.

Today in 1974, during the Watergate scandal, former Nixon aid John Ehrlichman and three others, were convicted of conspiracy over the break-in of Daniel Ellsberg's psychiatrist's office.

Today in 1984, Democratic Presidential candidate Walter F. Mondale announced he'd chosen Representative Geraldine A. Ferraro of New York to be his running mate. Ferraro was the first woman to run for Vice President on a major-party ticket.

Today in 1985, doctors discovered what turned out to be a cancerous growth in President Reagan's large intestine, prompting surgery the following day.

Today in 1992, undeclared Presidential hopeful Ross Perot, addressing the NAACP convention in Nashville, Tennessee, startled and offended his listeners by referring to the predominantly black audience as "you people.’

Today in 2000, New Hampshire Chief Justice David Brock was impeached by the Legislature, the first such action against an official in the state since 1790. (He was later acquitted in a state Senate trial.)

Today in 2013, Malala Yousafzai addressed the United Nations and called for worldwide access to education.

Today in 2016, Bernie Sanders endorsed fellow Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton in a speech in New Hampshire.

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