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Dramatic Attempt to Assassinate President Truman in Blair House
A brazen daylight assassination attempt against President Truman took place right on Pennsylvania Avenue with a shootout in front of Blair House. It was carried out by militant Puerto Rican pro-independence activists. White House Police officer Leslie Coffelt, was killed protecting the President.
telegram from Ho Chi Minh to Harry Truman
Uncovering History: The Telegram from Ho Chi Minh to Harry Truman
Uncovering history from the National Archives. Here's the amazing story of Ho Chi Minh's telegram to Harry Truman on February 28th, 1946. Dig up this amazing bit of history.
U.S. and Iraqi representatives standing on porch of White House (May 28th, 1945)
Prince Abdul Ilah's Visit to the United States at the End of World War II
At the end of World War II, the regent and heir apparent to the throne of Iraq, Prince Abdul Ilah, was invited to visit the United States. Learn more about his visit with the Washington Post article and photographs from the time.
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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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