Gen. George Washington says goodbye to his troops, cheerleading is born, the "Spruce Goose" takes off, Truman defeats Dewey, and a federal holiday is created to honor Martin Luther King Jr., all on this day.
1865: Warren G. Harding, who would become the 29th president of the United States (1921–1923), is born in Blooming Grove, Ohio.
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