Nov 19

The lost presidential speech made at the Gettysburg Address anniversary

Posted 5 months, 1 day ago.


It was 50 years ago today that a former president appeared and spoke to a large crowd at Gettysburg. But Dwight Eisenhower’s speech from November 19, 1963 has been lost in history as a nation was consumed by shocking news three days after it was made.

Nov 14

JFK’s warnings about television, money and politics ring true today

Posted 5 months, 6 days ago.


On November 14, 1959, TV Guide published a brief essay about politics and television by Senator John F. Kennedy that contained some prophetic words about the influence of money and public relations on presidential campaigns that still seem true today.

Nov 11

How Americans fought to restore Veterans Day to November

Posted 5 months, 9 days ago.


This Monday, millions of Americans will take time out to honor our military on the traditional time of 11:11 a.m. on November 11. But there was a time when Congress tried to move the holiday, only to face several years of strong public resistance.

Nov 8

The drama behind President Kennedy’s 1960 election win

Posted 5 months, 12 days ago.


On November 8, 1960, John F. Kennedy was elected President of the United States in a bitter contest against the incumbent Vice President, Richard Nixon. It was one of the closest elections in American history, and some people still doubt its outcome.

Nov 6

The day Abraham Lincoln was elected President

Posted 5 months, 14 days ago.


On November 6, 1860, voters in the United States went to the polls in an election that ended with Abraham Lincoln as President, in an act that that led to the Civil War. But Lincoln’s actual victory didn’t happen on that day, and his victory wasn’t assured for months.