He received the Distinguished Flying Cross for his service in the Pacific during World War II. He studied at Yale, was a congressman, ambassador to the U.N., CIA director and vice president under Ronald Reagan before becoming America's 41st president. His name: George Bush, born this day, June 12, 1924. In his Inaugural Address, President Bush stated: "I have just repeated ... the oath taken by George Washington 200 years ago, and the Bible on which I place my hand is the Bible on which he placed his. ... And my first act as president is a prayer. I ask you to bow your heads."