Saturday, July 16, 2016

Congress declares Washington, D.C., new capital - Jul 16, 1790

Congress declares Washington, D.C., new capital - Jul 16, 1790 -
On this day in History, Congress declares Washington, D.C., new capital on Jul 16, 1790. Learn more about what happened today on History.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Barack Obama's Chili

Barack Obama
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Barack Obama's Chili

Early in his presidency, Barack Obama revealed that he loves to cook a humble pot of chili. If you'd like to share Obama's passion for a good, hearty chili, check out this speedy 5-ingredient beef version featuring ground round, corn, and black beans. Dinner on the table in under 30 minutes? Yes, you can!

In Los Angeles, California, Senator John F. Kennedy of Massachusetts is nominated for the presidency by the Democratic Party Convention, defeating Senator Lyndon B. Johnson of Texas. The next day, Johnson was named Kennedy’s running mate by a unanimous vote of the convention.Four months later, on November 8, Kennedy won...

Tuesday, July 12, 2016

56 men signed the Declaration of Independence in the summer of 1776. Among them were many of the most notable figures in American history, including John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin. While there are certainly…

1957 Eisenhower takes first presidential ride in a helicopter

On this day in 1957, Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the first president to ride in the newest advance in aviation technology: the helicopter. Although experimental military helicopters had been tested since 1947, it was not until 10 years later that a president considered using the new machine for short, official trips...

Monday, July 11, 2016

1916 President Woodrow Wilson signs Federal Aid Road Act

Theodore Roosevelt

Woodrow Wilson

Abraham Lincoln

John F. Kennedy

Dwight D. Eisenhower

Ronald Reagan

Benjamin Harrison

George Washington

James Garfield

John Quincy Adams

Sunday, July 10, 2016

President John F. Kennedy's Mother Rose!

Rose Kennedy
Countess of the Holy See
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Rose Kennedy in 1967
BornRose Elizabeth Fitzgerald
July 22, 1890
BostonMassachusetts, U.S.
DiedJanuary 22, 1995 (aged 104)
Hyannis, Massachusetts, U.S.
Cause of deathComplications from pneumonia
Resting placeHolyhood Cemetery
EducationGirl's Latin School
Dorchester High School
Alma materNew England Conservatory
Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart
Known forKennedy family matriarch
Political partyDemocratic
ReligionRoman Catholic[1]
Spouse(s)Joseph P. Kennedy Sr. (m. 1914; d. 1969)
ChildrenJoseph Jr.JohnRosemaryKathleenEunicePatriciaRobertJean and Ted
Parent(s)John F. Fitzgerald and Mary Josephine Hannon
RelativesSee: Kennedy family
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Rose Kennedy (1890 - 1995)

1850 Millard Fillmore sworn in as president

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Khrushchev and Eisenhower trade threats over Cuba

President Dwight D. Eisenhower and Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev trade verbal threats over the future of Cuba. In the following years, Cuba became a dangerous focus in the Cold War competition between the United States and Russia. In January 1959, Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro overthrew the long-time dictator Fulgencio Batista....

President Zachary Taylor dies unexpectedly

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Can You Guess Which President Had a Pet Bird?

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