White House Prom

We sometimes forget that the White House is not only the residence of the President of the USA , but also the residence of the President’s family. In 1975 Susan Ford, daughter of President Gerald Ford, was in her final year at Holton-Arms School.Her classmates, petitioned headmaster James Lewis to ask Susan if she could arrangeContinue reading “White House Prom”

US registered patent No. 6,469

On March 10,1849, a 40 year old inventor filed  an application for a patent relating to an invention to lift boats over shoals and obstructions in a river. The patent was registered today 170 years ago on May 22,1849. The inventor was none other than Abraham Lincoln. “Be it known that I, Abraham Lincoln, ofContinue reading “US registered patent No. 6,469”

America First

The slogan America First was not first used by Donald J Trump but by President Woodrow Wilson, and also by Warren G. Harding during the 1920 US Presidential elections. On September 4th 1940 R. Douglas Stuart Jr., who was a student at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, founded the America First Committee. It would becomeContinue reading “America First”

The assassination of William McKinley.

On September 14, 1901, President William McKinley,the 25th President of the USA, died, as a result of a shot in the stomach, which happened eight days earlier at the World’s Fair in Buffalo, New York. He was the third U.S. President to be assassinated. President, McKinley became known as a protector of big businesses, which enjoyedContinue reading “The assassination of William McKinley.”

July 4th, not a good day for the Founding Fathers .

July 4th, Independence day, a great day for the USA, but also an important day for other nations. However for 2 of the Founding Fathers the 4th of July  turned out  to be not such a great day after all.On July 4 1826, the 50th anniversary John Adams and Thomas Jefferson both died. Just before  AdamsContinue reading “July 4th, not a good day for the Founding Fathers .”

Roosevelt directives June 1941

Although the US stayed initially neutral during WWII,it had been making preparations for an eventual war with the Axis powers. Worsening relations with the Axis powers prompted President Roosevelt to order all German assets in the U.S. frozen on June 14, 1941. On June 16 he ordered the withdrawal of German and Italian consular staffsContinue reading “Roosevelt directives June 1941”

RIP Barbara

This is one of those cases where you don’t agree with someone#s politics but yet admire and respect that person. I am not going to say too much about Barbara Bush except for although I didn’t necessarily agreed with the politics of her husband, her son or herself, I have to admit to me sheContinue reading “RIP Barbara”

The death of FDR

On April 12, 1945, Franklin D. Roosevelt died of a cerebral hemorrhage in his cottage in Warm Springs, Georgia at 3:35 pm. The President was 63 and serving his fourth term. Vice President Harry Truman took the Presidential Oath of Office at 7:09 pm in the Cabinet Room in the White House. On March 29,Continue reading “The death of FDR”

The 4 inaugurations of Franklin D. Roosevelt

Franklin D. Roosevelt had to be considered as the greatest US president.He steered the country in the most difficult of times. He was the only President to be elected 4 times. Assuming the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in themselves. He brought hopeContinue reading “The 4 inaugurations of Franklin D. Roosevelt”

Elvis Presley-Special Drugs Enforcement Federal Agent

What do you need to do to become a special agent for the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Well actually not that much. All you do is you book a flight to DC, on board you write a letter to the President of the USA. Once you land you take a limo to the White HouseContinue reading “Elvis Presley-Special Drugs Enforcement Federal Agent”