Today marks the anniversary of the passing of Andrew Johnson, perhaps the most-criticized president in American history. But was Johnson really that bad a president, or just the target of some second-guessing historians?
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On July 30, 1974, the House Judiciary Committee passed the last of three impeachment articles against President Richard Nixon. Although a final House vote never took place along with a Senate trial, plans were being made for these events.
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is such a part of our lives that it’s hard to image it not existing. But on July 29, 1958, Congress and the President moved to make NASA a reality.
On July 26, 1925, about five days after the famous Scopes Monkey trial, the famed orator and political William Jennings Bryan died after a lunchtime meal. Bryan had technically won the trial that defined the end of his public career, which had started 35 years earlier.
On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress created the Post Office, naming Benjamin Franklin as the first Postmaster General. Here’s a look at 10 fascinating facts about a unique American institution.