Dwight David "Ike" Eisenhower (October 14, 1890 – March 28, 1969) was the 34th President of the United States from 1953 until 1961. He had previously been a five-star general in the United States Army during World War II, and served as Supreme Commander of the Allied Forces in Europe. In 1951, he became the first supreme commander of NATO. Born in Denison,TX.
This Day In History
July 9, 1850: President Zachary Taylor Dies On this day in 1850, President Zachary Taylor died while in office. Taylor, the twelfth president of the United States, fell ill after participating in Independence Day ceremonies five days earlier. Following his death, Vice President Millard Fillmore took office.
The photographs that captured a nation at war: Little known Civil War photographer’s dramatic images from the front line which were like nothing ever seen before in c19th America
James A. Garfield, who would be the 20th president of the United States, was assassinated after only six months in office in 1881. He is pictured here, with his daughter, Mary "Molly" Garfield. Photography by the great Civil War photographer, Matthew Brady.
"The photo of Lincoln lying in an open coffin is the only one that exists. It was taken by photographer Jeremiah Gurney, Jr., on April 24, 1865, as the president’s body lay in state in City Hall in New York. It was immediately confiscated by Secretary of War Edwin Stanton (1814-1869) and was hidden away for 87 years until it was discovered in the Illinois State Historical Library in 1952, by then 15-year-old Ronald Rietveld, who was researching the papers of Lincoln’s personal secretaries."