In 1901, Theodore and Edith Roosevelt moved into the White House along with their six children. They soon found the living and office space to be too small. A year after moving in, President Roosevelt started construction on a new office building, known today as the West Wing.
The West Wing
- 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... [...]
- 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 [...]
- Reagan celebrating St. Patrick’s Day in style, 1988 — President Reagan walking back to the oval office after a St. Patrick’s day luncheon at the U.S. Capitol on March 17, 1988. Share the History Love... [...]