27
Nov
07

On This Day 11-27

1701 – Anders Celsius was born in Sweden. He was the inventor of the Celsius thermometer.

1779 – The College of Pennsylvania became the University of Pennsylvania. It was the first legally recognized university in America.

1901 – The Army War College was established in Washington, DC.

1910 – New York’s Pennsylvania Station opened.

1963 – U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson delivered his first address to a joint session of Congress.

1973 – The U.S. Senate voted to confirm Gerald R. Ford as vice president after the resignation of Spiro T. Agnew.

1978 – San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk, a gay-rights activist, were shot to death inside City Hall by Dan White, a former supervisor.

Jerry Ford is so dumb he can’t fart and chew gum at the same time.
Lyndon B. Johnson

I am a Ford, not a Lincoln.
Gerald R. Ford

History and experience tell us that moral progress comes not in comfortable and complacent times, but out of trial and confusion.
Gerald R. Ford


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