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Dewey Defeats Truman The infamous headline in the Chicago Daily Tribune that prematurely declared Thomas Dewey the winner of the 1948 U.S. presidential election based on early projections. Harry Truman got a kick out of it.
Tags: Dewey  Defeats  Truman  headline 
Added: 11th February 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
Death of President Truman 1972 This is how the death of former President Harry S Truman was reported on the CBS Evening News on December 26, 1972.
Tags: Harry  Truman  death  CBS 
Added: 16th December 2008
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Posted By: Lava1964
President Truman Warns Japan After the surrender of Germany in May 1945, only Japan was left to be vanquished. Here President Harry Truman warns the Japanese of the dire consequences of futile resistance.
Tags: Harry  Truman  war  Japan 
Added: 25th May 2009
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Posted By: Lava1964
UFO Fleet Over White House 1952 In 1952, unusual sightings were reported over the Capitol, White House and Pentagon. This led to a government response (hence, no conspiracy). An extremely interesting case that was widely publicized, and led Harry S Truman and other high-ranking military officials to "investigate"
Tags: UFO  Fleet  Over  White  House  1952    Capitol,  White  House  and  Pentagon  Harry  S  Truman 
Added: 18th January 2011
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Posted By: pfc
Harry Truman Assassination Attempt An assassination attempt on President Harry Truman occurred on November 1, 1950. It was perpetrated by two Puerto Rican pro-independence activists, Oscar Collazo and Griselio Torresola. It occurred while Truman was residing at Blair House during extensive White House renovations. The attempt resulted in the deaths of White House police officer Leslie Coffelt, and Torresola. Truman was unharmed. Torresola walked up Pennsylvania Avenue from the west side while his partner, Oscar Collazo, walked up to Capital police officer Donald Birdzell on the steps of Blair House. Approaching Birdzell from behind, Collazo pulled out a handgun, pointed it at the officer's back, and pulled the trigger. Since he had failed to cock it, nothing happened. Collazo managed to fire the weapon just as Birdzell was turning to face him, striking the officer in his right knee. Secret Service agent Floyd Boring and White House police officer Joseph Davidson heard the shot and opened fire on Collazo. Collazo returned fire and soon found himself outgunned as the wounded Birdzell joined the shootout. Soon after, Collazo was struck by two rounds in the head and right arm, while other officers joined the gunfight. Torresola approached a guard booth at the west corner of Blair House where an officer, Private Leslie Coffelt, was sitting inside. Torresola quickly pivoted from left to right around the opening of the booth. Coffelt was taken completely by surprise. Torresola fired four shots from his Luger at close range. Three shots struck Coffelt in the chest and abdomen, a fourth went through his tunic. Coffelt slumped in his chair, mortally wounded. Torresola turned his attention to plainclothes White House policeman Joseph Downs. Downs, who had just chatted with Coffelt, proceeded down the walkway to the basement door at the west end of the Blair-Lee house when he heard shots. Downs noticed Torresola, but he was shot in the hip before he could draw his weapon. Downs turned back towards the house, and was shot twice more by Torresola, once in the back and once in the neck. Downs staggered to the basement door, opened it, slid in, and then slammed the door behind him, denying Torresola entry into Blair House. Torresola turned his attention to the shoot-out between his partner, Collazo, and several other law enforcement officers. Torresola saw wounded policeman Donald Birdzell aiming at Collazo from the south side of Pennsylvania Avenue. Torresola aimed and shot Birdzell in the left knee from a distance of approximately 40 feet. Now shot in both knees, Birdzell was effectively incapacitated. (He would later recover.) Soon after, the severely wounded Collazo was hit in the chest by a ricochet shot from Davidson and was incapacitated too. Torresola stood to the immediate left of Blair House steps while he reloaded. At the same time, Truman, who had been napping in his second-floor bedroom, was awoken by the gunfire. Truman went to his bedroom window, opened it, and looked outside. From where he stood reloading, Torresola was 31 feet away from that window. It is unknown whether either man saw the other. At the same time, the wounded Coffelt staggered out of his guard booth, leaned against it, and aimed his revolver at Torresola, who was approximately 30 feet away. Coffelt fired, hitting Torresola two inches above the ear, killing him instantly. Coffelt himself died four hours later. Officer Coffelt's widow, Cressie E. Coffelt, was asked by the President and the Secretary of State to go to Puerto Rico, where she received condolences from various Puerto Rican leaders and crowds. Mrs. Coffelt always absolved the island's people of blame for the acts of the two gunmen. A plaque at Blair House commemorates Coffelt's sacrifice and heroism. The day room for the U.S. Secret Service's Uniformed Division at Blair House is also named for Coffelt.
Tags: Harry  Truman  assassination  attempt 
Added: 21st January 2011
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Posted By: Lava1964
President Truman Assassination Attempt Tags: President  Truman  Assassination  Attempt    1950  50s   
Added: 23rd January 2011
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Posted By: Old Fart
President Franklin Roosevelt Funeral I know this is long but the historical significance is so worth. A time capsule of the history itself, the dress style, transportation and buildings.
Tags: President  Franklin  Roosevelt  Funeral,  Vice  Pres.  Truman,  Warm  Springs  Georgia,  caisson,  Hyde  Park,  New  York,  Washington,  D.C 
Added: 29th March 2011
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Posted By: Old Fart
Lauren Bacall and Harry Truman The photograph from February 1945, taken at the National Press Club in Washington, was considered almost scandalous in its day: Lauren Bacall, a sultry 20-year-old Hollywood newcomer, sits on a piano being played by Vice-President Harry Truman.
Tags: piano  Harry  Truman  Lauren  Bacall 
Added: 6th April 2012
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Posted By: Lava1964
Dwight D. Eisenhower Born October 14, 1890 he was the last president to be born in the 19th century. Born from a large Dutch family in Kansas. He is a graduate of West Point and lead the successful invasion of North Africa, Germany and France during World War II. In 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO. After winning a landslide election to Adali Stevenson for president he deposed the leader of Iran in the 1953. Other achievements include creation of NASA after the Russians beat the US into space with the launch of Sputnik. Eisenhower also opposed Joseph McCarthy and contributed to the end of McCarthyism by openly invoking a modern expanded version of executive privilege. He also changed the landcape of America forever with forming the Interstate Highway System. He also signed civil rights legislation to protect the right to vote in 1957 and 1960. He died March 28, 1969 at the age of 78 at Walter Reed General Hospital in Washington, D.C. of congestive heart failure.
Tags: Dwight  D.  Eisenhower  Born  October  14,  1890  34th  United  States  President  five-star  general  in  the  United  States  Army  Army  Chief  of  Staff  under  President  Harry  S.  Truman  Vice  President  Richard  M.  Nixon  NASA    Supreme  Commander  of  the  Allied  Forces  in  Europe  Interstate  Highway  System;  the  Defense  Advanced  Research  Projects  Agency  DARPA 
Added: 14th October 2014
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Posted By: Cliffy
Dewey Defeats Truman Headline The Chicago Tribune's erroneous headline became notorious after a happy Truman was photographed holding a copy of the paper during a stop at St. Louis Union Station while returning by train from his home in Independence, Missouri, to Washington, D.C. Dewey Defeats Truman Headline The Chicago Tribune Dewey Defeats Truman St. Louis Union Station Independence, Missouri
Tags: The  Chicago  Tribune  Dewey  Defeats  Truman    St.  Louis  Union  Station  Independence,  Missouri   
Added: 4th November 2014
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Posted By: pfc

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