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LONDON, April 30 — Representatives of British West Indian colonies formally announced today that they had agreed upon the formation of a British Caribbean Federation which is intended to become eventually a new self-governing unit in the British Commonwealth.
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In 1789, the first presidential election, George Washington was unanimously elected president of the United States. With 69 electoral votes, Washington won the support of each participating elector. No other president since has come into office with a universal mandate to lead.
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