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Tag: Dwight D. Eisenhower

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When Did the President Start Using a Helicopter?
Check out the video of the landing tests they performed on the White House South Lawn in 1957.
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Reliving a Special Moment: President Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth in a Lincoln Cosmopolitan, 1957
Relive a special moment in history with this wonderful old photo of President Eisenhower and Queen Elizabeth in a Lincoln Cosmopolitan in 1957. See the three photos taken that day here.
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Check Out These Photos of Life in DC from January 20th, 1953
Take a trip down memory lane and explore the history of DC with these amazing photos from January 20th, 1953. See what life was like in the city decades ago with Ghosts of DC!
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The Triumphant Return of President Eisenhower After His Heart Attack
In September 1955, President Eisenhower suffered a heart attack while visiting Denver. Early the following year, he and the First Lady returned to Washington, greeted by Vice President Nixon, former President Hoover, and a cheering crowd of supporters. By the end of the year, he was reelected to a second term.
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The Royal Visit to the White House in 1960: When Mary Jean Eisenhower Detoured Traffic
In September 1960, the U.S. and Japan celebrated 100 years of diplomatic relations with a state visit. An amusing article was published in the Washington Post detailing the state dinner at the White House, including when Mary Jean Eisenhower detoured traffic. Read the full story here!
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When the White House was Locked In: The Amusing Story of Angeline Cliett
Read the amusing story of Angeline Cliett, the 19-year-old Texan who locked the White House gate in 1958. Learn why President Eisenhower took no action against her and how the situation was resolved!
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The Incredible Story of Dwight Eisenhower’s Inaugural Train Wreck at Union Station
Relive the incredible story of the train wreck that occurred at Union Station just days before Dwight Eisenhower's inauguration in 1953. Miraculously, no fatalities occurred, but the station was left in shambles. Learn the amazing recovery story!
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Exploring the History of Poplar Point and the Anacostia Flats
Discover the history of Poplar Point and the Anacostia Flats and learn what important events occurred here involving a future president. Read about the Bonus Army and the Summer of 1932 and Proposed Stadium Site. Plus, learn about Bolling Field opens for air mail.
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The Earliest Surviving Color Videotape of the President of the United States
On May 22nd, 1958, the earliest surviving color videotape of the President of the United States was filmed and broadcast from the WRC-TV studios in Washington. Watch the video and learn more about this historic moment!
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Aviation History in the Washington Region: The First Transatlantic Passenger Jet Service
Aviation has a long history in the Washington area. In 1958, Pan Am inaugurated their transatlantic passenger jet service. President Eisenhower was present for the christening ceremony at National Airport. Learn more about this historic moment!
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John F. Kennedy's Inaugural Address: An Analysis of One of the Most Powerful Speeches of All Time
An in-depth look at one of the most powerful and important inaugural addresses of all time. Read the text or watch the full speech to see why this is something worth watching in its entirety. Includes a famous quote, start watching at 13:45.
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