Historical Events, Notable People & Places / 24.01.2012

Later this evening, the President will give his annual State of the Union address. On such an important day, it would be remiss of me not to share one of the greatest State of the Union speeches of all time ... the one given, twelve presidents ago, by Franklin D. Roosevelt on January 6th, 1941. If you want the full text of the speech, go here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lrwv4cW53dk
Historical Events, Notable People & Places / 07.01.2012

Here is video (partly in color) of FDR being inaugurated for the fourth time. This being the fourth time is impressive enough, but also, this happened on the South Portico of the White House due to ongoing privations due to the Second World War. It was a rather muted event compared to all other inaugurations. That doesn't mean this video isn't incredible. Watch as Franklin Roosevelt, the 32nd President of the United states starts his fourth term (which only lasts three months). He died in April of the same year and his funeral procession is something you can watch here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kzYoZFclxoc
Historical Events, Notable People & Places / 07.01.2012

April 12th, 1945 was a sad day for our nation. Our president, who had led us through the depths of the Depression and was a force for good during World War II, died at 3:35 pm. He had just been inaugurated for a record fourth term and was guiding our country through the closing months of the greatest war the planet had ever seen. This is a somber video of his funeral procession through the nation's capital. The only other recent presidents to have a funeral on this scale were Kennedy and Reagan. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9B6J_z152cQ