Tag: president

January 8, 1964: Lyndon B. Johnson declares “War on Poverty”

January 2, 1903: Theodore Roosevelt backs the first black postmaster

December 22nd, 1990: Lech Walesa becomes president of Poland

As if she wasn’t already incredible enough, Eleanor Roosevelt was an Olympic Bobsledder

December 10th, 1906: Teddy Roosevelt becomes first American to Claim Nobel Prize

Someone managed to miss Andrew Jackson twice during an assassination attempt

Nixon managed to nearly cripple the economy with a 90-day freeze in 1971

John Quincy Adams once had an alligator roam the White House

26% of Americans can’t name the 3 branches of government. Can you?

The President (might) have a book of secrets, and it’s (maybe) full of some crazy universal mysteries

September 12th, 1953: John and Jackie Kennedy tie the knot in a lavish Newport wedding

Teddy Roosevelt gave a speech after being shot…THEN went to the hospital

The US Constitution did not originally say the Vice President would be the successor

A slave rebellion led to the Louisiana Purchase?

January 19, 1981: Muhammad Ali prevents someone from taking their own life

Marquis de Lafayette, French hero of the American Revolution

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January 17, 1917: United States purchases the Virgin Islands

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Pablo Escobar’s wife Maria Henao hasn’t had it easy since his death

January 16, 1581: England legally bans Catholicism

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Historical events that were actually photographed

January 15, 1870: The Democrat donkey appears in print for the first time

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Weird ways animals have served in military through history

Princess Diana was no ordinary princess

January 14, 1967: The Human Be-In kicks off in San Francisco, marking the beginning of the “Summer of Love”

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January 13, 1968: Johnny Cash delivers famous performance inside Folsom State Prison

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January 12, 1998: Nineteen European countries jointly ban human cloning

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January 11, 1922: Insulin used to treat diabetes patient for first time

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Rare photos of the circus’s strange and amazing acts

Famous UK folk singer who had gone missing resurfaces 30 years later

Incredible photos of the last Mongolian eagle hunters

January 10, 1776: Thomas Paine publishes ‘Common Sense’

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Bessie Coleman: America’s first black female pilot


John Hancock: The man who financed the American Revolution


How lighthouse keeper Ida Lewis pioneered early female badassery

January 9, 2007: Steve Jobs unveils the first ever iPhone

History Today 01.08.19

January 8, 1964: Lyndon B. Johnson declares “War on Poverty”

10 declassified operations the government kept secret for years

World War II veteran returns to Germany to solve a mystery that’s been haunting him for 70 years

January 7, 1927: First commercial phone call made between London and New York

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