What Happened on August 4, 1955

Day of the Week: Thursday

Historical Events


Event of interestEvent of Interest

Eisenhower authorizes $46 million for construction of CIA headquarters

34th US President & WWII General Dwight D. Eisenhower
34th US President & WWII General
Dwight D. Eisenhower

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