TDIH Series

This Day In History (TDIH) Series

  • TDIH: 9/11 
    • A quote from Senator Robert C. Byrd (D-West Virginia) as a reflection on the 5th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States of America.
  • TDIH: ADA
    • A statement by former President George H.W. Bush on the 19th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passage.
  • TDIH: Another Year, Another Anniversary
    • Reflections on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy from a Kennedy historian's perspective.
  • TDIH: Apollo 1
    • "On January 27, 1967, Virgil "Gus" Grissom, Ed White, and Roger Chaffee, three astronauts whose service to this country catapulted us to the moon, were killed during a launch pad test at Cape Canaveral, Florida."
  • TDIH: Assassination in Dallas
    • Reflections on the 42nd anniversary of the assassination of JFK in Dallas.
  • TDIH: Brookline, Mass.
    • President Kennedy's 89th birthday...
  • TDIH: Burial at Arlington
    • "The days that followed the horrific trip to Dallas were distinguished by sorrow, grief, and a collective pain the nation had not felt in decades."
  • TDIH: Columbine
    • Reflections on the 10th anniversary of the fourth most deadly school massacre.
  • TDIH: Cronkite
    • Noting the anniversary of Walter Cronkite's departure from CBS News, a reflection on Cronkite's place in American history.
  • TDIH: Dealey
    •  The 45th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dealey Plaza.
  • TDIH: Dedication of Jefferson Memorial
    • On this day in 1943, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt dedicated the Jefferson Memorial in Washington, D.C.
  • TDIH: Events
    • On this day in 1973, the trial for the Watergate burglars began. 
  • TDIH: Ezra Pound Detained in Italy
    • On this day in 1945, the poet Ezra Pound was officially detained by the U.S. government in Genoa, Italy on the charge of treason.
  • TDIH: Gettysburg
    • "In 1863 President Lincoln gave his most famous address at the dedication of the national cemetery on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania."
  • TDIH: Gone With the Wind
    • On this day in 1939, filming began on the great American theatrical epic Gone With the Wind.
  • TDIH: Henry Brooks Adams
    • On this day in 1838, Henry Brooks Adams was born a Bostonian.
  • TDIH: I Cannot Stand Aside From the Contest
    • The date in his history in which Senator Robert F. Kennedy announced his candidacy for President of the United States.
  • TDIH: I Shall Not Seek and Will Not Accept the Nomination of My Party...
    • "On this day in 1968, President Lyndon B. Johnson announced that he would not be seeking the Democratic party's nomination for re-election to the presidency of the United States."
  • TDIH: Introducing Mr. Khruschev
    • On this day in 1953, Nikita Khrushchev became Soviet premier and 1st sect of the Communist Party.
  • TDIH: Justice Marshall
    • YouTube video of Justice Thurgood Marshall on the anniversary of his appointment to the United States Supreme Court.
  • TDIH: Kennedy & Commencement
    • On the 92nd birthday of President John F. Kennedy, excerpts from his speech at American University. 
  • TDIH: Kennedy/Nixon Debates
    • On this day fifty years ago, then-candidate John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard M. Nixon participated in the first of four televised presidential debates. It was the first time in the history of the United States that a presidential debate was televised and 70 million viewers tuned in to watch.
  • TDIH: League of Nations
    • 90th anniversary of the creation of Wilson's League of Nations.
  • TDIH: Little Rock Nine
    • "Fifty years ago, the United States watched as federal troops had to escort nine students into Little Rock Central High School."
  • TDIH: Mr. Khrushchev
    • Nikita Khrushchev video of his speech threatening Dag Hammarskjold at the United Nations.
  • TDIH: One Hundred Years
    • "One hundred years ago today, William Marshall welcomed into the world a son, Thoroughgood. One hundred years later, Thurgood Marshall would be remembered as one of the most important jurists of American history."
  • TDIH: Pearl Harbor
    • The anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • TDIH: Pearl Harbor (70th Anniversary)
    • A naval dispatch from Hawaii following the attack on Pearl Harbor.
  • TDIH: President Ford
    • The date in history in which Gerald Ford took office after the resignation of Richard M. Nixon.
  • TDIH: Presidential Medal of Freedom
    • "One of the better decisions of Lyndon Johnson's administration was the awarding of the Presidential Medal of Freedom to the great American poet Carl Sandburg. On this day in 1964, three years before his death, Carl August Sandburg was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contribution as both poet and historian."
  • TDIH: Robert F. Kennedy
    • What would have been Bobby Kennedy's 80th birthday.
  • TDIH: Rosa Parks 
    • Fiftieth anniversary of Rosa Parks refusing to go back of the bus, an event universally associated with the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement in the United States.
  • TDIH: Steunenberg
    • The day in history on which former Governor Frank Steunenberg (D-Idaho) was assassinated in 1905.
  • TDIH: The Birth of Ruskin
    • "Trust Thou Thy Love" commemorating the one hundred and ninetieth birthday of John Ruskin.
  • TDIH: The Birth of the Dream
    • "This day in history saw the War Department form the 1st Army Air Corps squadron for black cadets. This day in history saw Benny Goodman refuse to play Carnegie Hall when black members of his band were barred from performing. This day in history General William Sherman issued field order #15 setting aside land for blacks. This day in history saw the entrance of the first black government in the Bahamas. This day in history we observe the birth of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."
  • TDIH: The Bloomsbury Group
    • A video about the Bloomsbury Group commemorating the date in which Leonard and Virginia Woolf purchased a home in the Bloomsbury district of London where the literary group would eventually meet.
  • TDIH: The Brady Bill
    • The fifteenth anniversary of President Clinton signing into law the Brady Bill, gun control legislation named after former Reagan Press Secretary James Brady who was shot by John Hinckley in March of 1981 when Hinckley attempted to assassinate President Ronald Reagan.
  • TDIH: The Last Private Public Figure
    • On this day in 1929, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis was born in Southhampton, New York.
  • TDIH: The Warren Commission
    • Forty-four years ago today the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy, popularly known as the Warren Commission, was established by newly sworn-in President Lyndon B. Johnson.
  • TDIH: U.S. Constitution
    • On this day in 1787, the U.S. Constitution was adopted by the Philadelphia Convention.
  • TDIH: Wilson's Fourteen Points
    • A quote and primary source image of Wilson's Fourteen Points--a speech President Woodrow Wilson gave to a joint session of Congress in 1918 in an attempt to persuade isolationists that the war in Europe (World War I) was moral and required American support of our European allies.
  • TDIH: You Knew This Was Coming
    • On this day in 1973, the trial for the Watergate burglars began. 
  • This Day In History
    • The 30th anniversary of Gerald Ford being sworn in as the 38th president of the United States upon the resignation, the first by a U.S. president in American history, of Richard M. Nixon.