Monday, March 16, 2009

On this date in 1959...

March 15, 1959:
An 11-year-old girl living in Miami, Fla., sent her savings of $61 to President Dwight Eisenhower to be used to pay down the rising national debt. The fifth-grader had been saving for a horse. The debt had reached $285,578,690, not including another $422.6 million not subject to statutory limit.

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