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What Happened on August 5, 1881

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Person of interestHugh S. Johnson

Hugh S. Johnson, American head of the National Recovery Administration and member of FDR's Brain Trust, born in Fort Scott, Kansas (d. 1942)

Member of FDR's Brain Trust Hugh S. Johnson
Member of FDR's Brain Trust
Hugh S. Johnson

1881 Highlights

About August 5, 1881

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 139 years, 5 months and 17 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo