The story of Feller, the unwanted White House dog.
Posts tagged: Harry S. Truman
NationalJournal has posted some photos from during the reconstruction of the White House during the Truman years.
He grew up to finish a world war and drop the A-bomb, but he wasn’t “big-fisted” as a boy.
Will it be an obscure salute to Harry Truman and 1948?
If you were the Supreme Commander during World War II and president, you get your own cabin at the site of The Masters.
Today is Flag Day in the United States. That’s only one part of Flag Week. Did you know there was a Flag Week?
Congress in 1971 asked the president to proclaim Fondue Day as part of Flag Week.
Wait, that’s not true. But then, neither is the story that Betsy Ross is the one who designed and sewed the first flag. Maybe. Who knows. You can read more about it in our Who2 biography of Betsy Ross.
Today in 1951 United States President Harry S. Truman fired General Douglas MacArthur and relieved him of command of all U.S. forces in Korea.
There was a “police action” going on at the time, which is to say a war.
Below is the audio recording of Vice President Alben William Barkley speaking his last words, on 30 April 1956. Barkley had a heart attack in the middle of a speech at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia. He was 78 years old at the time, serving as a U.S. senator from Kentucky.