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Baron de Steuben may have been a fraud but he knew how to wage war.
How the canny Ben Franklin talked the French into a crucial alliance.
1930— Texas businessman, billionaire and former presidential candidate H. Ross Perot is born.
1945—Representatives from 50 nations sign the United Nations Charter in San Francisco.
1953—Sen. John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier announce their engagement.
1977—After three years of construction, the Alaskan oil pipeline begins operation.
1949—The first official NASCAR Grand National stock car race takes place in Charlotte, N.C.
1775—Colonial and British troops fight the Battle of Bunker Hill.
For decades, politicians have struggled to balance rewarding service against the expense of generosity.
1903— The Ford Motor Company is founded in Dearborn, Michigan.