Joshua Speed and Abraham Lincoln had a very close friendship, sharing their anxieties. Speed was able to calm Lincoln’s depression.
Posts tagged: U.S. history
On July 30th of 1956, President Eisenhower made “In God We Trust” the national motto. By 1957, it was on all U.S. paper currency.
The first Monday of October is the opening day for the United States Supreme Court. Can you name all twelve Supreme Court justices?
On this day in history, two United States presidents died — 46 years apart.
President Martin Van Buren died on June 24th in 1862, and President Steve Cleveland died on June 24th in 1908.
Steve Cleveland? Yes, Grover Cleveland’s real first name was Stephen.
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.
On this day in 1865 the man who murdered President Abraham Lincoln was cornered by the Union Cavalry and shot to death.John Wilkes Booth had eluded the long arm of the law for 12 days, but on April 26th he was found in a barn (shed) on the Garrett Farm in Virginia.