Politics

Who was Frederick Douglass? (1895)

Frederick Douglass, who was born a slave in Talbot county, Maryland, in 1817, was the one conspicuous anti-slavery agitator who spoke of the wrongs and cruelty of slavery from personal experience.

Mamie takes Jackie on tour of White House (1960)

Mrs Mamie Eisenhower, who will move out of the White House January 20, gave a friendly one-hour tour to the new tenant, Mrs John F Kennedy. Like their husbands at a meeting earlier in the week, the ladies seemed to get along famously.

Brooklyn Bridge opens (1883)

The big bridge open Two cities join in making a mammoth holiday Brooklyn in a gale of festival from dawn to midnight The president's walk across the bridge with cannon accompaniement from forts and ships ... Read more...

Thanks from Vice President Nixon (1961)

Somehow, I never knew about this letter my grandmother received from then-Vice President Richard Nixon until she was gone. Why was Tricky Dick corresponding with my kin the day before he left office? Apparently... Read more...

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