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Today in history: May 3
JFK received an honorary degree at George Washington University in 1961
President John F. Kennedy delivers his inaugural address on January 20, 1961.
President John F. Kennedy delivers his inaugural address on January 20, 1961. AP Photo

May 3

On this day. 1961: President Kennedy, receiving an honorary degree from George Washington University, joked that it only took him two minutes to earn it — in contrast to his wife's two years.

Quote of the day

"Industry, thrift, and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character." -Calvin Coolidge


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