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George W.Bush


George W. Bush was born on Saturday, named to honor the god Saturn and the planet Saturn. "Saturday's child must work for a living..."


George W. Bush'es birthstone is the Ruby. Ruby, is a
smoldering red-fire colors symbolizing kindness, freedom and honor. Rubies were said to darken when evil was encountered, butlighten after misfortune passed.

Events of this Month Sports Highlights

In the United States, President Truman extends wartime price controls for one more year. Truman also signs a $3.75 billion loan for Great Britain. In Washington, D.C., a congressional Pearl Harbor inquiry rules that President Franklin Roosevelt is blameless for the bombing. In other news, Bolivian President Villarroel is assassinated in a governmental coup. The Philippine Republic declares its independence from the United States.

St. Louis wins the World Series in the seventh game against the Boston Red Sox. The Chicago Bears win the NFL Championship 24-14 over the New York Giants. George Robson wins the Indy 500, with an average speed of 114.8 mph.  Assault wins the Kentucky Derby.  Yvon Petra wins the men's singles title at Wimbledon this year, and Pauline Betz wins the women's title. Heavyweight champion Joe Louis KO's Billy Conn in eight rounds, and in a later bout, KO's Tami Mauriello in the first round, retaining his title.

Events for the Day Then Vs New cost of Living Comparisions

On July 6: Today marks the anniversary of the establishment of the U. S. Medal of Freedom in 1945. It's also the anniversary of the presentation of the Harry S. Truman Library at Independence, Missouri to the National Archives in 1957. On this date in 1858, a shoe manufacturing machine is patented in Abington, Mass. In 1945, the Medal of Freedom is established. A "no fault" divorce law is enacted in California in 1970. Women students are admitted to the naval academy on this date in 1976.

In 1946, a gallon of milk sold for $.70, a loaf of bread sold for $.10, a new car sold for $1,400.00, a gallon of gas sold for $.16, and a new house sold for $12,638.00. The Dow Jones Industrial Average was about 177.20. 

Now in 2000, the average price for a gallon of milk is $3.24a loaf of bread is $1.72, a new car is $17,695.00 a gallon of gas is  $1.26, a new house is $134,120.00, and the Dow Jones Industrial Average is about 11,250.14 

The average wage earner in 1946 made $2,390.00 per year, compared to $21,951.28 today.

Science and Technology President and Vice-President

The Simmons Company introduces the electric blanket, for .95 you can keep a little warmer at night. Vincent Schaefer takes nature into his own hands and makes artificial snow by seeding the clouds.

When George W. Bush was born,  Harry S Truman was president and there was no vice president.

After only a few weeks as vice president, Truman had the presidency thrust upon him by Roosevelt's sudden death.  "Pray for me, boys," he said at a press conference.   Truman vowed to carry on Roosevelt's policies.

Entertainment News Movies

"It's a Wonderful Life," a wonderful Christmas tradition, is introduced this year starring James Stewart and Donna Reed. On Broadway Irving Berlin's "Annie Get Your Gun" opens starring Ethel Merman. At the top of the music charts this year are "Five Minutes More" and "Let it Snow, Let it Snow, Let it Snow."

The Best Years Of Our Lives"- Directed by William Wyler won the Best Movie Academy Award in 1946. Also this year, the Academy Award for Best Actor went to Fredric March for his role in  "The Best Years of Our Lives" and the Best Actress Award went to Olivia De Havilland for her role in "To Each His Own".

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