America - Did you know?Observation of foreign travelers to America: 'Why is bread in the USA so sweet? Sandwich bread, hamburger buns, taste like cake but Americans have no idea what you’re talking about because they’re used to it... American bread is awful. I swear, all the bread was full of sugar.'
Harry S Truman
Harry S Truman
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Skyline Showing New Auditorium and New Court House, Kansas City, Mo.
Kansas City, Missouri, USA
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1894 - Pullman strike The Pullman Strike was a nationwide railroad strike in the United States in the summer of 1894. It pitted the American Railway Union (ARU) against the Pullman Company, the main railroads, and the...Read MORE...
February 12, 1899 - The temperature dropped to 22 degrees below zero at Kansas City MO.
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1900 Name: Harry S Truman Titles and Terms: Event Type: Census Event Year: 1900 Event Place: Blue Township Independence city Ward 1, Jackson, Missouri, United States District: 5 Gender: Male Age: 16 Marital Status: Single Race: White Race (Original): W Relationship to Head of...Read MORE...
1903 - June 16 - Ford Motor Company is incorporated in Detroit, Michigan
1903 - October - First World Series The 1903 World Series was the first modern World Series to be played in Major League Baseball. It matched the Boston Americans of the American League against the Pittsburgh Pirates of the National...Read MORE...
1909 - March 4 - William Howard Taft (1857-1930) becomes 27th President of the United States When Teddy Roosevelt prepared to retire his presidency, this popular and influential politician promoted Taft as the next Republican president. Taft was elected president in 1908, serving one term. www.americaslibrary.gov - March 4, 1909
1913 - July 10 - The mercury hit 134 degrees at Greenland Ranch in Death Valley, CA, the hottest reading of record for the North American continent. Sandstorm conditions accompanied the heat. The high the previous day was 129 degrees, following a morning low of 93 degrees. The Weather Channel -
1915 - May 7 – WWI: Sinking of the RMS Lusitania: British ocean liner RMS Lusitania is sunk by Imperial German Navy U-boat U-20 off the south-west coast of Ireland, killing 1,198 civilians en route from New York to Liverpool.
1937 - May 6 – Hindenburg disaster: In the United States, the German airship Hindenburg bursts into flame when mooring to a mast in Lakehurst, New Jersey. Of the 36 passengers and 61 crew on board, 13 passengers and 22 crew die, as...Read MORE...
Archive Video Of The D-Day Normandy Landings Sky News...Read MORE...
1945 - April 12 - Harry S. Truman (1884-1972) becomes 33rd President of the United States Elected vice president in 1944, Truman became president upon Roosevelt's sudden death in April 1945 and was immediately faced with the problems of winding down the war against the Axis and preparing the nation for postwar adjustment. Germany surrendered on May 8, and in July Truman attended the...Read MORE...
1945 - The atomic bomb is invented (J. Robert Oppenheimer, et al., United States)
1953 - July 27 - Korean War ends After three years of a bloody and frustrating war, the United States, the People's Republic of China, North Korea, and South Korea agree to an armistice, bringing the Korean War to an end. The...Read MORE...
MOSCOW (AP) - The Russian people are tickled pink that their scientists have grabbed the lead from the Americans in the satellite field. But ...Read MORE...
1958 - NASA formed
1960 - Civil Rights Act of 1960 The Civil Rights Act of 1960 (enacted May 6, 1960) was a United States federal law that established federal inspection of local voter registration polls and introduced penalties for anyone who...Read MORE...
1961 - Vietnam War officially begins with 900 military advisors landing in Saigon
1961 - East Germany begins construction of the Berlin Wall
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1964 - April 22 - World's Fair opens in New York City
1964 - Civil Rights Act of 1964 This act, signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson on July 2, 1964, prohibited discrimination in public places, provided for the integration of schools and other public facilities, and made...Read MORE...
1965 - Vietnam War - First U.S. ground combat forces arrive in South Vietnam
1968 - Race riots occurred in Kansas City after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1968 - Civil Rights Act of 1968 Also known as the Fair Housing Act of 1968 Congress passed the act in an effort to impose a comprehensive solution to the problem of unlawful discrimination in housing based on race, color, sex,...Read MORE...
1968 - The ATM is invented (Don Wetzel, United States)
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1970 - April 22 - The First Earth Day Senator Gaylord Nelson of Wisconsin was disturbed that an issue as important as our environment was not addressed in politics or by the media, so he created the first Earth Day, on April 22, 1970. An ...Read MORE...
1970 - Kent State shootings - May 4 - Kent, Ohio
Death 26 December 1972 Kansas City, Missouri, USA
Age: 88 Given Name: Harry Middle Name: Surname: Truman Name Suffix: Birth Date: 08 May 1884 State: Missouri Last Place of Residence: Jackson, Missouri Previous Residence Postal Code: 64050 Event Date: Dec 1972
"United States Social Security Death Index," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:JLGL-CW5 : accessed 28 June 2015), Harry Truman, Dec 1972; citing U.S. Social Security Administration, Death Master File, database (Alexandria, Virginia: National Technical Information Service, ongoing).
Name: Harry S Truman Maiden Name: Event Type: Burial Event Date: 1972 Event Place: Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States of America Photograph Included: Yes Birth Date: 08 May 1884 Death Date: 26 Dec 1972 Affiliate Record Identifier: 1043 Cemetery: Harry S. Truman Library and Museum
"Find A Grave Index," Database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVJ1-1H8P : accessed 28 June 2015), Harry S Truman, 1972; Burial, Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States of America, Harry S. Truman Library and Museum; citing record ID 1043, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
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