Today In History

In 1832: John C. Calhoun became the first vice president of the United States to resign, stepping down over differences with President Jackson.

In 1846: Iowa became the 29th state to be admitted to the Union.

In 1897: “Cyrano de Bergerac,” the play by Edmond Rostand, premiered in Paris.

In 1945: Congress officially recognized the “Pledge of Allegiance.”

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