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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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Fourth of July

July 3, 2012
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Anne Frank Day

June 14, 2012
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I am frequently amazed by the diversity of material that we find in the DDN collection. It seems that we have a little bit of everything. It is not just items of local or national importance; but also material of international significance.  June 12 is celebrated as Anne Frank Day. It marks the day...
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Flag Day and Army Birthday

June 14, 2012
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Happy 235 birthday to the American Flag and happy 237 birthday to the U.S. Army.  Flag Day is celebrated on June 14 of each year. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, in 1777. The United States Army also celebrates the Army Birthday on this date; Congress formally created the...
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Wilbur Wright

May 29, 2012
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Wilbur Wright was one half of the aviation pioneering duo known as the Wright Brothers. Together with his brother Orville Wright, Wilbur Wright invented the first airplane to make the first manned and powered flight possible. Wilbur Wright was born on April 16, 1867 in Millville, Indiana. He was the third child of Bishop...
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Memorial Day

May 23, 2012
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Memorial Day is a federal holiday observed annually in the United States on the last Monday of May. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who...
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