Truman Sends Troops To Korea, Nixon Goes To Russia, And It’s Kelly Ayotte’s Birthday

Here's what happened today in American political history.
Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-NH)

Welcome to June 27, 2014! Here are some notable events from this day in American political history.

1950: President Truman sends U.S. troops to fight the Korean War. 

1974: President Richard Nixon arrives for a state visit to the Soviet Union. Nixon left office on Aug. 9.  

1980: President Jimmy Carter signs draft legislation in response to the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, requiring all 18-26-year-old males to complete their Selective Service registration.

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Happy Birthday to…

  • Former Independent presidential candidate Ross Perot turns 84.
  • New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte turns 46.

Have a great weekend! 

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