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Johnson defeats Goldwater for presidency - Nov 03, 1964

In one of the most crushing victories in the history of U.S. presidential elections, incumbent Lyndon Baines Johnson defeats Republican challenger …

John Adams marries Abigail Smith - Oct 25, 1764

On this day in 1764, future President John Adams marries Abigail Smith. This devoted couple’s prolific correspondence during their married life has …

Editorial accuses Jefferson of affair with slave - Oct 19, 1796

On this day in 1796, an essay appears in the <i>Gazette of the United States</i> in which a writer, mysteriously named “Phocion,” slyly attacks presidential …

Presidential trivia

We are about to elect our 45th President of the USA but do you know how many Presidents we've had? When Barack Obama was sworn in as the nation's …

Jimmy Carter Celebrates His 92nd Birthday

Former President Jimmy Carter celebrates another milestone Saturday: turning 92 years old.<p>The 39th president and Nobel Peace Prize winner was born Oct. 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia. Carter served only one term in the White House but went on to become a prolific humanitarian after leaving office in …

Jimmy Carter

Television: How history plays out in presidential debates

Television changed electoral politics forever in 1960 when Richard Nixon perspired during a presidential debate vs, John F. Kennedy.<p>A propensity to …

McKinley statue downtown finally gets a plaque

It's often been a mystery to visitors to downtown as they tour the City of Presidents, but the identity of one of the president statues downtown will …

This Place in History: Chester A. Arthur

FAIRFIELD, VT. - At This Place in History with the Vermont Historical Society. Executive director Steve Perkins takes us to President Chester A. …

Our Back Pages: When President Taft paid a visit

President Taft in Milwaukee<p>Posted!<p>A link has been posted to your Facebook feed.<p>Autoplay<p>Show Thumbnails<p>Show Captions<p>In September 1909, President …

Harrison left lasting legacy in Hoosier state

As Indiana celebrates its bicentennial, much attention is being paid to early founders such as William Henry Harrison, the territorial governor who …

Acquainted

The Significance and Influence of Buffalo’s Presidential Legacy

Those keen on presidential memorabilia as it pertains to Buffalo will be interested to attend an upcoming exhibit at the Margaret L Wendt Archive and …

Theodore Roosevelt

8 unforgettable presidential debate blunders

<b>(CNN) —</b> Presidential debates are about ideas, tough questions -- and gaffes.<p>The impact of one line zingers can fade after the moment, but gaffes can linger, altering a race and shifting the momentum.<p>Mistakes happen in almost every debate. And as Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump meet for their first …

Government
George W. Bush

The Nixon-Kennedy presidential debates, 1960

The first televised American presidential debate took place on 26 September 1960 between Republican vice-president Richard Nixon, and Democrat John F Kennedy.<p>Before an ‘invisible, but all-seeeing’ audience of millions, the Guardian’s Alistair Cooke noted that while both candidates detested each …

Presidential Debate

How Arnold Palmer and President Eisenhower Made Golf the Post-War Pastime

Legendary golfer Arnold Palmer died at the age of 87 on Sunday afternoon in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, of complications from heart problems. He’s a …

Golf

Pa.'s first, worst (and only) president

Robert Strauss<p>Slideshow<p>Pa.'s first, worst (and only) president<p>is the author of "Worst. President. Ever: James Buchanan, the POTUS Rating Game, and …

October 05, 1947: First presidential speech on TV

On this day in 1947, President Harry Truman (1884-1972) makes the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House, asking Americans to …

The White House

President Woodrow Wilson speaks in favor of female suffrage - Sep 30, 1918

On this day in 1918, President Woodrow Wilson gives a speech before Congress in support of guaranteeing women the right to vote. Although the House …

Woodrow Wilson

Giving Gerald Ford’s presidency another look

In the newest episode of the Presidential podcast, we look at the legacy of Gerald Ford—who took over the vice presidency following Spiro Agnew's resignation as vice president...and then took over the White House following President Nixon's resignation in 1974. This unique series of events made …

The White House

Are there ghosts in America's White House?

There is no edifice more symbolic of American values and traditions than <b>the White House.</b> Built in 1800, the British burned it to the ground during …

Herbert Hoover didn’t have Twitter. He had rolling movie theaters.

We take for granted that Donald Trump can, at any moment, tweet whatever complaint he has about whichever pundit he sees on TV -- and that Hillary Clinton can respond just as fast, slotting the tweet into whichever basket is most appropriate. There's not necessarily any delay between what the …

Great Depression

American Tragedy: President Franklin Pierce

As another Lame Cherry exclusive in matter anti matter.<p>Franklin Pierce was the inheritor of the "peace in his time", but America's 14th President was …

How an affair and ill health shaped the greatest president in the last 100 years

<i>Editor's note: This is the 32nd entry in the writer's project to read one book about each of the U.S. Presidents in the year prior to Election Day</i> …

Books

Bryan Cranston Discloses How He Channeled Lyndon B. Johnson

Bryan Cranston

Historian Robert Caro honored for lifetime achievement

Robert Caro is this year’s winner of a National Book Award medal for lifetime achievement, given for “Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.”<p>…

Books

Franklin Roosevelt appeals to Hitler for peace - Sep 27, 1938

On this day in 1938, President Franklin Roosevelt writes to German Chancellor Adolf Hitler regarding the threat of war in Europe. The German …

World History

September 27, 1779: John Adams appointed to negotiate peace terms with British

On this day in 1779, the Continental Congress appoints John Adams to travel to France as minister plenipotentiary in charge of negotiating treaties …

World History