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Government & Advocacy

  • 2001 - U.S. President George W. Bush, in response to the growing number of senior citizens, forms a commission to investigate potential changes to the nation's Social Security system.[1]


Sports


Births

  • 1883 - Otto Weidt - Weidt was a business man who set up a workshop for the blind and deaf. He fought against the Gestapo to protect his mostly Jewish workforce.[3]


References

  1. "George W. Bush forms commission on Social Security." This Day in History. 2007. The History Channel. A&E Television Networks. Accessed on May 19, 2008.
  2. "Gehrig ends streak." This Day in History. 2007. The History Channel. A&E Television Networks. Accessed on May 19, 2008.
  3. "Otto Weidt." Jewish Virtual Library. The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise. 2008. Accessed on May 29, 2008.