In 1909, Abraham Lincoln became the first president to be on a U.S. coin, the penny. It is also the only coin in which the person is facing right instead of left.
- Kennedy: “We chose to go to the moon”, 1962 — President Kennedy, in his “Nation’s Space Effort” speech at Rice University Stadium in Houston, Texas, spoke the following famous line: “We choose to go to the moon, and do the other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard.” He gave the speech on September 12, 1962. Share the History Love... [...]
- Medical evacuation patients on the USS Tripoli, 1967 — Wounded Marines on the deck of the Amphibious assault ship USS Tripoli (LPH-10) await transfer to the 22nd Casualty Station in Danang from which they will be sent to the States, July 1967. Share the History Love... [...]
- Navy nurses and WAVES playing softball, 1943 — Dorothy Wheeler, of Lincoln, Nebraska, captain of one of the Navy Nurses softball teams, slams out a long single into left field during a game at the U.S. Naval Hospital, San Diego in June 1943. Grace Nilsen, of Escanaba, Michigan is the catcher. How Navy Nurses Keep Fit – “Keep fit to keep fighting men [...]
- Disneyland closed after Kennedy’s assassination, 1963 — Disneyland park closed its gates on November 23, 1963 in honor of President John F. Kennedy. He was assassinated the day before, November 22, 1963. Kennedy is known to have visited Disneyland park only once, as Senator, in October 1959. Share the History Love... [...]
- Shirley Temple Black with President Ford, 1976 — Shirley Temple Black shaking hands with President Gerald Ford in the Cabinet Room after being sworn-in as Chief of Protocol on July 20, 1976. Following her career in Hollywood, former child actress Shirley Temple embarked on a career in politics and diplomacy. She was a representative to the 24th United Nations General Assembly; Ambassador to [...]