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Enrico Fermi, ca. 1950
Born in Rome, Italy, on September 29, 1901, Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi received the 1938 Nobel Prize in physics for identifying new elements and discovering nuclear reactions by his method of nuclear irradiation and bombardment.

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Enrico Fermi, ca. 1950

Born in Rome, Italy, on September 29, 1901, Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi received the 1938 Nobel Prize in physics for identifying new elements and discovering nuclear reactions by his method of nuclear irradiation and bombardment.

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Presidential Proclamation 3204, Obstruction of Justice in the State of Arkansas.

President Eisenhower issued this Proclamation on September 23, 1957 in the face of riots and demonstrations during the Little Rock School Integration Crisis.  He would enforce it the following day with Executive Order 10730, which dispatched Federal troops to restore order.

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“Nurse wearing a mask as protection against influenza. September 13, 1918.”
The influenza epidemic of 1918 first emerged without warning in late spring of 1918, and was known as the “three-day fever.” Few deaths were reported and victims recovered after a few days. When the disease surfaced again that fall, it was far more severe. One fifth of the world’s population was attacked by this deadly virus. Within months, it had killed more people than any other illness in recorded history.

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“Nurse wearing a mask as protection against influenza. September 13, 1918.”

The influenza epidemic of 1918 first emerged without warning in late spring of 1918, and was known as the “three-day fever.” Few deaths were reported and victims recovered after a few days. When the disease surfaced again that fall, it was far more severe. One fifth of the world’s population was attacked by this deadly virus. Within months, it had killed more people than any other illness in recorded history.

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Private Shook trying to move mules hauling an American ammunition wagon stuck in the road, holding up the advance of the whole column. St. Baussant, east of St. Mihiel, France, September 13, 1918.

Private Shook trying to move mules hauling an American ammunition wagon stuck in the road, holding up the advance of the whole column. St. Baussant, east of St. Mihiel, France, September 13, 1918.

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Yitzhak Rabin, Bill Clinton, and Yasser Arafat together - the historic handshake between the Israeli Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) took place after the signing of the Middle East Peace Agreement on September 13, 1993. The ceremony was held on the South Lawn of the White House.  -from the Clinton Library

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Yitzhak Rabin, Bill Clinton, and Yasser Arafat together - the historic handshake between the Israeli Prime Minister and the Chairman of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) took place after the signing of the Middle East Peace Agreement on September 13, 1993. 
The ceremony was held on the South Lawn of the White House.

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Homestead Proof Testimony of Almanzo Wilder, 09/12/1884

Dated September 12, 1884, this is the homestead proof of Almanzo James Wilder, husband of “Little House” author Laura Ingalls Wilder. His claim for land in De Smet, Dakota territory, notes a 12’ x 12’ frame house with two doors, one window, and a cellar, a two stables.

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September 9 - Chrysanthemum Day
Chrysanthemum Day is celebrated on September 9th in Japan.  This image is dated November 25, 1942 and is part of the Records of the War Relocation Activity.  The original caption:

Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Watering chrysanthemum plants in “Nakata and Son” hot house. Many rare and patented flowers have been developed by this firm. Some of the blooms shown in this picture have never been shown before.

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September 9 - Chrysanthemum Day

Chrysanthemum Day is celebrated on September 9th in Japan.  This image is dated November 25, 1942 and is part of the Records of the War Relocation Activity.  The original caption:

Gila River Relocation Center, Rivers, Arizona. Watering chrysanthemum plants in “Nakata and Son” hot house. Many rare and patented flowers have been developed by this firm. Some of the blooms shown in this picture have never been shown before.

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September 8 - Letter to President Gerald Ford from Anthony Ferreira, a Third Grader at Henry B. Milnes School
On September 8, 1974, President Gerald Ford stunned the nation by announcing ”a full, free, and absolute pardon” for former President Richard Nixon.
This letter, from third grader Anthony Ferreira, encapsulated the country’s deep division over Ford’s controversial decision, stating simply:  ”I think you are half Right and half wrong.”

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September 8 - Letter to President Gerald Ford from Anthony Ferreira, a Third Grader at Henry B. Milnes School

On September 8, 1974, President Gerald Ford stunned the nation by announcing ”a full, free, and absolute pardon” for former President Richard Nixon.

This letter, from third grader Anthony Ferreira, encapsulated the country’s deep division over Ford’s controversial decision, stating simply:  ”I think you are half Right and half wrong.”

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Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin greet each for their first meeting at the Camp David Summit as Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter watch. 09/07/1978
The historic Camp David Summit was held for thirteen days from September 5 - 17, 1978, between President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. The meetings ended with the signing in the East Room of the White House of “A Framework for Peace in the Middle East Agreed at Camp David” and a “Framework for the Conclusion of a Peace Treaty Between Egypt and Israel.”

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Anwar Sadat and Menachem Begin greet each for their first meeting at the Camp David Summit as Jimmy Carter and Rosalynn Carter watch. 09/07/1978

The historic Camp David Summit was held for thirteen days from September 5 - 17, 1978, between President Jimmy Carter, Egyptian President Anwar Sadat, and Israeli Prime Minister Menachem Begin. The meetings ended with the signing in the East Room of the White House of “A Framework for Peace in the Middle East Agreed at Camp David” and a “Framework for the Conclusion of a Peace Treaty Between Egypt and Israel.”

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