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Today in history: February 3
Ninety years ago, America lost its 28th president
 
Ninety-seven years ago, President Wilson cut off ties with Germany.
Ninety-seven years ago, President Wilson cut off ties with Germany. (Bettmann/CORBIS)

On This Day. 1917: President Woodrow Wilson cut off diplomatic ties with Germany, which had announced a policy of unrestricted submarine warfare. The United States soon entered World War I — "the war to end all wars." WWR, in partnership with The New York Times, presents the Times' front page on the U.S. cutting ties to Germany.

On This Day. 1924: Woodrow Wilson died. He was the 28th president, serving from 1913-21.

On This Day. 1994: President Clinton lifted a 19-year U.S. trade embargo of Vietnam.

Quote of the Day
"If you want to make enemies, try to change something." — Woodrow Wilson


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