This Day in History

Posted: Friday, December 26, 2003

In Alaska

• In 1967, 157 technicians and clerks went on strike at the Ballistic Missile Early Warning Center site at Clear, Alaska. (The BMEWS remained in operation.)

In the nation

• In 1799, former President George Washington was eulogized by Col. Henry Lee as "first in war, first in peace and first in the hearts of his countrymen."

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