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President Lyndon Baines Johnson in Dayton

October 29, 2012
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The next Commander in Chief in our Presidential Series is the 36th POTUS, President Lyndon Baines Johnson. President Johnson is described as one the most politically astute and canny politicians of the 20th century. He began his political career in his home state of Texas, running for the House as a New Deal Democrat....
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UFOs, Unicorns and other spooky things

October 29, 2012
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Late October is filled with thoughts of ghouls and goblins. Last year we published photos of trick-or-treaters and Halloween costumes. This year we looked for photos and stories related to mythical creatures and aliens. We actually found quite a lot of material. Of course UFOs are a very big topic in Dayton because of...
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Kennedys in Dayton

October 18, 2012
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No political family has captured the national attention like the Kennedys. The family boasts numerous senators, successful businessmen, and a US President. The focus of this installment of the DDN Presidential Series is JFK and the Kennedy family. Because of their national prominence many Kennedys have visited the Miami Valley. The DDN collection contains...
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The Presidential Campaign of Governor Romney

October 3, 2012
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Governor Mitt Romney is preparing for tonight’s first of three presidential debates to take place before the November election. Governor Romney has been in the national spotlight since 2008 when he began his first run at the Presidency. Mr. Romney is no stranger to politics as his father, George Romney, ran for the Republican...
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President Clinton in Dayton

September 21, 2012
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The third President in our series is the 42nd President of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton. President Clinton is one of the youngest to ever hold the office and he was the first of the Baby Boomer generation to win the Presidency. He is known as a “New” Democrat in that he advocate...
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President George H.W. Bush in Dayton

September 14, 2012
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The second installment of the DDN Archive Presidential series is the 41st President of the United States, George H.W. Bush. President Bush was no stranger to Buckeye State as he visited Ohio numerous times while VP under Ronald Reagan. He also campaigned heavily here during both his 1988 and 1992 campaigns for the presidency....
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Victory over Japan (V-J) Day in Dayton

September 4, 2012
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Victory over Japan Day (V-J Day) is the name chosen for the anniversary of the Allied victory of the Empire of Japan during WWII. The Japanese agreed to surrender in August of 1945 and the official documents were signed the first week of September. One of the most famous pictures of WWII, the sailor...
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President Richard Nixon in Dayton

August 24, 2012
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It’s election season so I thought it fitting to revisit past presidential campaign stops in the Miami Valley. From now until November the DDN blog will highlight visits by Presidents FDR through HW Bush. The first of the series in Richard Nixon. Many remember Nixon from his turbulent stint as president from 1969-1974. However...
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John H. Patterson

August 8, 2012
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John H. Patterson, 1844-1922, was a pioneering industrialist, who became famous as the founder and owner of the National Cash Register Company (NCR).  Applying scientific methods to industrial reform, his NCR community and employee neighborhood in Dayton’s South Park area became hallmarks of progressive era achievement.    While tragedies like New York’s Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire...
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Neil Armstrong and Apollo 11

July 31, 2012
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On July 20, 1969 the Apollo 11 spaceflight was successful in landing humans on the moon. As Apollo 11 mission commander and the first person to step on the moon, Neil Armstrong is a held as a national hero. Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta and although his family around quite a bit, people in...
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