August 15, 2019

Celebrating V-J Day in Paris

The surrender of Japan during World War II was announced […]
August 11, 2019

Watercolor of Esquimalt Harbor

This landscape is one of a series of watercolors of […]
August 7, 2019

Roll Call for the Tonkin Gulf Resolution

Shown here is the Senate roll call tally sheet for […]
August 3, 2019

Calvin Coolidge Sworn in as President

Calvin Coolidge became the 30th President of the United States […]
July 30, 2019

Social Security Act Amendments — Medicare

This act was signed into law by President Lyndon Johnson […]
July 26, 2019

Desegregation of the Armed Forces

On July 26, 1948, President Harry S. Truman signed this […]
July 23, 2019

Scene of General McPherson’s Death

Union General James B. McPherson was shot and killed at […]
July 19, 2019

Casualties from "the 54th"

The 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment was one of the most […]
July 15, 2019

Telegram from Harpo Marx

In this telegram dated July 14, 1960, comedian Harpo Marx […]
July 11, 2019

"U.S. Post Office, Wichita Falls, Tex."

In 1898 architect James Knox Taylor began a 15-year tenure […]
July 7, 2019

Protesting the Annexation of Hawaii

When Queen Liliuokalani of Hawaii assumed the throne in 1891 […]
July 3, 2019

Lee’s Map of the Battle of Gettysburg

Considered by many historians as a turning point in the […]
June 29, 2019

National Interstate and Defense Highways Act

An ardent supporter of a "modern, interstate highway system," President […]
June 25, 2019

Executive Order 8802

In June of 1941, President Roosevelt issued Executive Order 8802, […]
June 21, 2019

Summer Concert at the South Street Seaport

Taken in June 1973 at South Street Seaport in New […]
June 17, 2019

A Break-in at the Watergate

During the early hours of June 17, 1972, Frank Wills […]
June 13, 2019

Miranda v. Arizona

June 9, 2019

Marquis de Lafayette’s Oath of Allegiance

Sworn before George Washington on June 9, 1778, this oath […]
June 5, 2019

Effects of the Marshall Plan in West Berlin

When World War II ended in 1945, Europe lay in […]
June 1, 2019

Howard P. Perry — First African American Marine

"Breaking a tradition of 167 years, the U.S. Marine Corps […]