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- 1930 – The Smoot–Hawley Tariff Act was signed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt, raising tariffs on over 20,000 imported goods.
- 1971 – President Richard Nixon declared illegal drug use to be "public enemy number one," officially beginning the War on Drugs.
- 1972 – Five men were arrested for breaking into the Democratic National Committee (DNC) headquarters, leading to the Watergate scandal and President Nixon's resignation.