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Today’s Notable Events
Notable U. S. Birthday
James Dewey Watson – Co-discoverer of the structure of DNA
James Dewey Watson (born April 6, 1928) is an American molecular biologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA. Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine “for their discoveries concerning the molecular structure of nucleic acids and its significance for information transfer in living material”. He studied at the University of Chicago and Indiana University and subsequently worked at the University of Cambridge‘s Cavendish Laboratory in England where he first met Francis Crick.
Memorable U. S. Event
With Washington’s inauguration on April 30, 1789, the presidency of George Washington continued George Washington’s significant leadership role over the United States. President Washington entered office with the full support of the national and state leadership, and established the executive and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States. His leadership guaranteed the survival of the United States as a powerful and independent nation, and set the standard for future presidents.
The Electoral College elected Washington unanimously on April 6, 1789, and again in the 1792 election. John Adams was elected vice president. Washington took the oath of office as the first President under the Constitution for the United States of America on April 30, 1789, at Federal Hall in New York City although, at first, he had not wanted the position.
Civil War Cycle – Era of Good Feeling – First Turning, High (1788-1821)