George Washington is elected America's first president, the Symbionese Liberation Army kidnaps Patty Hearst, Fleetwood Mac releases "Rumours," and Facebook is launched, all on this day.
1941: The United Service Organization is founded in response to a request from President Franklin D. Roosevelt to provide morale and recreation services to U.S. uniformed military personnel. The nonprofit organization was disbanded in 1947, but was revived in 1950 for the Korean War, after which it also provided peacetime services. The organization became mostly known for its live performances called Camp Shows, through which Hollywood celebrities entertained troops both at home and abroad. Here Bob Hope is seen entertaining troops in 1944.
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