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telegram from Ho Chi Minh to Harry Truman

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.
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Dramatic Attempt to Assassinate President Truman in Blair House

You may not know this, but there was a very public assassination attempt on a President very near the White House and it wasn’t that long ago. President Harry Truman was in the middle of his second term and his...
U.S. and Iraqi representatives standing on porch of White House (May 28th, 1945)

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...

JFK: Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You (1961 Video)

One of the most powerful and important inaugural addresses of all time, this is something worth watching in its entirety. The whole speech is below if you’d like to read it. This is a truly amazing and powerful speech. If...