Today in history: May 3

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JFK received an honorary degree at George Washington University in 1961

May 3

On this day. 1961: President Kennedy, receiving an honorary degree from George Washington University, joked that it only took him two minutes to earn it — in contrast to his wife's two years.

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Quote of the day

"Industry, thrift, and self-control are not sought because they create wealth, but because they create character." -Calvin Coolidge

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