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Today in History: December 14

Microsoft News | Slide 1 of 12: UNSPECIFIED - :: 'The Life of George Washington': Washington (1732-1799) First President of the United States of America (1789-1797) on his deathbed surrounded by family and friends. Hand-coloured lithograph c1853 after painting by J.B Stearns.

1799: George Washington dies

Revolutionary leader and the first president of the U.S. died of acute laryngitis at his Mount Vernon estate in Virginia, aged 67. 

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