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Author, most recently, of PRESIDENTS OF WAR (Crown). Ten books. Presidential Historian. Contributor to PBS . Williams College. Born Chicago.
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Michael Beschloss 28m
Abraham Lincoln become only US President ever to obtain a patent (for moving vessels over sandbars), 170 years ago this week:
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Rockets outside Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, before new Air and Space Museum opened 1976:
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Jacqueline Kennedy and Coretta King on the day of MLK’s funeral, Atlanta, April 1968:
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Nancy Reagan liked the final version of Aaron Shikler’s portrait of Jacqueline Kennedy so much that she chose the same artist and asked him to model her portrait on it:
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Early (1968) version of the official White House portrait (by Aaron Shikler) of Jacqueline Kennedy, who died 25 years ago today. This version was rejected because it was thought to make her look too angry and girlish.
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Jacqueline Bouvier interviews Nixon as VP and JFK as Senator for Washington Times-Herald as its “Inquiring camera Girl,” April 1953:
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Jacqueline Kennedy’s early version of selfie:
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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis died at home in New York City, 25 years ago today:
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Michael Beschloss May 18
Time Magazine, 50 years ago this week:
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Michael Beschloss May 17
At start of Senate Watergate hearings, today 1973, Chair Sam Ervin said, “The health, if not the survival, of our social structure and of our form of government requires the most candid and public investigation of all the evidence….The nation and history itself are watching us."
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Michael Beschloss May 17
Senate Watergate hearings began today 1973:
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Michael Beschloss May 17
In this 1974 Herblock cartoon, Nixon says, "Listen, are you going to be loyal to me or to that (expletive deleted) Constitution?"
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Michael Beschloss May 17
Eastern Shuttle, Logan Airport, Boston, 1962:
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Michael Beschloss May 17
Canadians fighting alongside Americans on D-Day, 75 years ago next month:
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Michael Beschloss May 17
Herman Wouk (1915-2019) wrote “The Caine Mutiny”:
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Michael Beschloss May 17
Brown v. Board of Education was 65 years ago today:
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Michael Beschloss May 17
RFK campaigning by train in Oregon, tomorrow 1968: .
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Michael Beschloss May 16
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Michael Beschloss May 16
Brown v. Board of Education was 65 years ago tomorrow:
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Michael Beschloss May 16
JFK Library, as ultimately designed by I.M. Pei, Columbia Point, Boston, opened 1979:
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