Senator Robert F. Kennedy died 25 hours after he was shot by an assassin. Bobby Kennedy succumbed to extensive brain damage caused when his assassin fired eight shots at point-blank range.
Regular US combat units were deployed to Vietnam beginning in 1965, and while America's direct military involvement ended on August 15, 1973, the last soldiers left Vietnam on March 29, 1975. Here, take a look back at how some of the military action was portrayed stateside by Newsweek magazine.
So far as General Ulysses S Grant is concerned, we are warranted in assigning him a high place among the great soldiers of the world, and the first place among the soldiers who have figured on the American continent.
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address speech was so brief, history has no photographs of President Lincoln actually saying those oft-repeated words on November 19, 1863. But here are the pictures we do have of the President that day.
Besides reporting the news on "CBS News with Walter Cronkite," he takes an active part in selection and editing of news and film, and is often his own leg-man, covering fast-breaking news stories on the spot.
Practically starting the moment he uttered the syllables, Abraham Lincoln's words of wisdom have served to illuminate the course of America, and to encourage every person to be the best version of him or hersel... Click to read more...
The $2 bill, among the most maligned and rarest denominations of paper currency, is on the way back.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Nobel Peace Prize winner who made nonviolence his chief weapon in the fight for civil rights, was shot to death here last night as he stood on a balcony outside his motel room.
This widely-beloved cartoon music video for 'I'm Just A Bill' came out in 1975 as part of Schoolhouse Rock, a memorable series of animated shorts that ran with the Saturday morning cartoons.
What is a Watergate Cake? It's the popular dessert made with a recipe that was passed around a lot in the mid-1970s. In the name of historical research, we decided to give this vintage cake recipe try! Here's how it turned out.
Two big questions that have emerged over the years: Did George Washington have wooden false teeth? Did George Washington's dentures include actual human teeth that came from slaves? Find out here!
Nixon's final presidential crisis was thrust upon him by the ruling that he could no longer withhold 64 disputed White House tapes from the Watergate prosecutors. Here is the story of those last 17 days of his presidency.
"We sometimes despair over specifics in our educational, political, and military systems or of actions, or opinions of individuals representing them." - Fleet Admiral Chester W Nimitz, USN
"If ever the United States should reach a point where the clash of ideas comes to an end, where debate disappears, where everybody agrees with everybody else on everything, then we are finished as a nation." - John F Kennedy
"Our magazines are a leading force for moral and cultural growth in our country, and one of our surest guarantees of an informed public." - President Dwight D Eisenhower
The question of a woman president is often batted around in election years. Former President Harry S Truman has said that a woman may well occupy the White House someday. And President Eisenhower has said that women are competent for the office -- though too smart to seek it.
A few years before President Nixon's huge Watergate scandal, Watergate was best known as a hot address -- especially for politicians -- in Washington DC. In Washington, it used to be Georgetown -- now it's Wat... Click to read more...
Radioactivity. It's been in the family for generations. In fact, scientists can tell us just how our remote ancestors are by measuring the radioactivity still in the bones of prehistoric cave dwellers. R... Click to read more...
Like most entertainers, it has been my pleasure to be actively involved with the struggle of my people attempting to extricate themselves from the bonds of discrimination, prejudice, and bigotry that has held us so fast, for so long.
A final look at President Lincoln This photo of Abraham Lincoln was taken on the balcony of the White House on March 6, 1865 by Henry F Warren. It's now considered to be the very last photo of the man taken du... Click to read more...
Last evening at about 9:30 p.m., at Ford's Theatre, the President was shot by an assassin who suddenly entered the box and approached behind the President. The pistol-ball entered the back of the President's head, and penetrated nearly through the head. The wound is mortal.
Apart from providing a detailed description of the ceremonies, these fascinating accounts also give some unique perspectives on President Lincoln’s famous two-minute speech.
"The greatest man in America" has fallen in a duel The Sprig Of Liberty (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania) - July 27, 1804 DISTRESSING! It is with infinite regret that we have received the following melancholy i... Click to read more...
As battles in Vietnam go, this one was only a minor skirmish. But it made clear the frustrating array of problems facing U.S. troops as they move into a more active combat role as the buildup goes on.
With two lively females on his hands, Ronnie calls his home "The Ronald Reagan Home For Delinquent Girls" By Ida Zeitlin The Ronald Reagans were chewing the fat with a couple of friends. Discussing some i... Click to read more...
The alert Watergate TV addict should have spotted it by now: a catchy word here, a switchable phrase there. Here's a look at the linguistic splendors of Watergate.
Washington, the center of our government, is full of the symbols and landmarks of the dangers, travail, achievements, hopes, and fears that the American people experienced while they were making us the nation we now are.
'Let us always be willing to give them whatever credit is their due.' 186,000 men of African descent fought for the Union in the Civil War. Here are some antique portraits showing just a few of these soldiers.
The Bouvier-Kennedy wedding: In one of Newport’s plushiest weddings in years, Jacqueline Lee Bouvier became the bride of Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.
For both Dick and Pat Nixon, it was a moment flavored by the memory that, a few turns of the calendar ago, such a scene seemed totally impossible.
The case for voting this Tuesday Over half the nation's registered voters are expected to stay home from the polls this year. The lessons of the Bicentennial taught us that the Colonists fought mightily to get... Click to read more...
Booker T Washington discusses race relations with author H G Wells H. G. Wells, continuing in "Harper's Weekly" his admirably just and penetrating studies of American conditions and tendencies, concerns hims... Click to read more...
President Lincoln's call to arms - and the start of the Civil War The day after the surrender of Fort Sumter, President Lincoln met with his cabinet and military officers and drafted a proclamation calling for... Click to read more...
Some moments in history are so important that reading stories written decades after the fact is not enough. To get a fuller sense of events, you need to go back to see what people were living at the time. It... Click to read more...
On the inside of the pedestal of the statute of Liberty Enlightening the World has been placed a bronze memorial tablet bearing Emma Lazarus's name and the sonnet she wrote twenty years ago, dedicated to the statue.