Tag Archive for ‘presidents’

William Jefferson Clinton 42nd President of the United States

Bill Clinton, born August 19, 1946

Born on August 19, 1946, William Jefferson Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States.

Don't Know Much About® the American Presidents (Hyperion Paperback-April 15, 2014)

Who Said It? (8/17/2014)

Who Said It? “We have produced a comprehensive plan to guarantee health care security to all Americans.”

New York City celebrating the surrender of Japan. They threw anything and kissed anybody in Times Square., 08/14/1945. Credit: National Archives.

Don’t Know Much About “V-J Day”

At 7 PM on August 14, 1945, President Truman told reporters gathered in the White House that Japan had surrendered.

Who Said It? (8/11/2014)

Who Said It? “Let them come to Berlin.”

Description: Herbert and Lou Henry Hoover in their Washington, DC home the morning after he was nominated to run for president (1928). (Courtesy: The Herbert Hoover Presidential Library & Museum)

Don’t Know Much About® Herbert Hoover

Born on August 10, 1874, Herbert Clark Hoover. the 31st president of the United States.


Friday Pop Quiz: Who was Gerald Ford’s Vice President?

Pop Quiz: Who was Gerald Ford’s Vice President?

Photograph taken from USS Maddox (DD-731) during her engagement with three North Vietnamese motor torpedo boats in the Gulf of Tonkin, 2 August 1964. (Courtesy of the U.S. Naval Historical Cente)r

Don’t Know Much About® the Tonkin Resolution

50 years ago, on August 7, 1964, Congress approved a resolution that soon became the legal rationalization for the Vietnam War

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August 6-”Hiroshima Day”

“What is this terrible new weapon?” The atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945.

Fort Necessity (Photo: National Park Service)

Pop Quiz: Where was George Washington on July 4, 1754?

Before 1776, the date of July 4 was not a happy one in Washington’s life. What was he doing that day?

The Grand Flag of the Union, first raised in 1775 and by George Washington in early 1776 in Boston. The Stars and Stripes did not become the "American flag" until June 14, 1777. (Author photo © Kenneth C. Davis)

Whatever Became Of…56 Signers? (3d in series)

The signers of the Declaration of Independence. A printer, a politician, a duelist, a Connecticut Yankee and the most famous signature in U.S. history