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Martha Washington's dress fabric for sale

Martha Washington's dress fabric for sale

PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- Officials with the Philadelphia-based Raab collection said they are selling a piece of fabric from one of Martha Washington's dresses.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011.
By United Press International

Obama takes office betting on best and brightest

WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 (UPI) -- Barack Obama took office Tuesday as the 44th president of the United States with the most inexperienced background in 88 years since Warren G. Harding, but that may turn out to be a good thing.
MARTIN SIEFF

Obama inaugural echoes FDR, JFK and Reagan

WASHINGTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Every new president of the United States wants his inaugural to be a "renewal of hope," but true "renewal of hope" inaugurals aren't that common: President-elect Barack Obama's will be the first in 28 years since Ronald Reagan took office in 1981.
MARTIN SIEFF

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, June 14, 2008.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, June 11, 2008
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Friday, Nov. 2, 2007.
By United Press International

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Aug. 2, 2007.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, June 14, 2007.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Monday, June 11, 2007.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Thursday, Nov. 2, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, Aug. 2, the 214th day of 2006 with 151 to follow.
By United Press International

Bush agrees to address NAACP convention

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- President Bush has accepted an invitation from the NAACP to speak at the organization's national convention in Washington.

The Almanac

Today is Wednesday, June 14, the 165th day of 2006 with 200 to follow.
By United Press International
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Warren Gamaliel Harding (November 2, 1865 – August 2, 1923) was the 29th President of the United States (1921–23). A Republican from Ohio, Harding was an influential self-made newspaper publisher. He served in the Ohio Senate (1899–1903), as the 28th Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (1903–05) and as a U.S. Senator (1915–21). He was also the first incumbent United States Senator and the first newspaper publisher to be elected President.

His conservativism, affable manner, and "make no enemies" campaign strategy made Harding the compromise choice at the 1920 Republican National Convention. During his presidential campaign, in the aftermath of World War I, he promised a return of the nation to "normalcy". This "America first" campaign encouraged industrialization and a strong economy independent of foreign influence. Harding departed from the progressive movement that had dominated Congress since President Theodore Roosevelt. In the 1920 election, he and his running mate, Calvin Coolidge, defeated Democrat and fellow Ohioan James M. Cox, in the largest presidential popular vote landslide in American history (60.36% to 34.19%) since first recorded in 1824.

President Harding rewarded friends and political contributors, referred to as the Ohio Gang, with financially powerful positions. Scandals and corruption eventually pervaded his administration; one of his own cabinet and several of his appointees were eventually tried, convicted, and sent to prison for bribery or defrauding the federal government. Harding did however make some notably positive appointments to his cabinet.

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It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Warren G. Harding."
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