“The whole world mourns his passing”

Today's blog post comes from Corinne Porter, curator at the National Archives Building in Washington, DC. November 22, 2013, marks the 50th anniversary of the death of President John F. Kennedy. On that day in 1963, the news of President Kennedy‚Äôs tragic death shocked the world and plunged the United States into mourning. Although five … Continue reading “The whole world mourns his passing”

Facial Hair Friday: Rising above party politics

Today in 1886, former President Chester A. Arthur died from complications from Bright's disease. He had not been relected for second term, and he had left office in 1884. He died in New York City, just 56 years old. Although he sported the facial hair style of the time, Arthur was an unlikely President. He … Continue reading Facial Hair Friday: Rising above party politics