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1947: President Harry S. Truman dedicates Everglades National Park, a wetlands wilderness in southern Florida that encompasses 2,000 square miles. Truman praises the Everglades with the lofty words: "To its natural abundance we owe the spectacular plant and animal life that distinguishes this place from all others in our country."
1973: House Minority Leader Gerald Ford takes the oath of office as vice president after being confirmed to replace Spiro T. Agnew, who had resigned under charges of tax evasion and money laundering. Ford would become the nation's first non-elected president upon President Richard Nixon's resignation, on Aug. 9, 1974.
1976: Deaf TV and movie stuntwoman Kitty O'Neil sets the women's land-speed record, driving a rocket-powered, three-wheeled car called "The Motivator" at an average of 512.7 mph across the Alvord Desert in southwestern Oregon.
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