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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.
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Telegram From Ho Chi Minh to Harry Truman
This is an interesting bit of history that we dug up at the National Archives. It’s a telegram from Ho Chi Minh to Harry Truman from February 28th, 1946. telegram from Ho Chi Minh to Harry Truman
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Prince Adful Ilah of Iraq Visits Washington
Here’s an interesting story from the end of World War II. Near the end of the war, the Crowned Prince of Iraq, Abdul Ilah was due to visit Washington and newly inaugurated President Truman (Roosevelt died only a little over a month earlier). Below is an article from the Washington Post, on May 10th, a couple of weeks before the visit. Prince Abdul Ilah, regent and heir apparent to the throne...
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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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