The Chief of Mission Residence: A Brief History

To appreciate the United States Ambassador’s home in Bangkok, with its graceful architecture and lush grounds, one needs to understand the people and events that transformed a rice field distant from the old city to the welcoming home of today. —Written by Paul C. Jorgensen, J.D. The Undeveloped East of Bangkok By the late 1800s, ...
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Remembering King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 1967 state visit to the U.S.

In remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, U.S. Embassy Bangkok presents historic moments of the enduring friendship between His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the U.S. The fourth of the series is: “Remembering King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s state visit to the U.S. in 1967” Their Majesties King Bhumibol Adulyadej and Queen Sirikit visited the U.S. ...
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Documentary of the first official visit to the United States of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej in 1960

In remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, U.S. Embassy Bangkok presents historic moments of the enduring friendship between His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the U.S. The second of the series is: “Remembering King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s state visit to the U.S. in 1960” In June 1960 while on their official state visit to the ...
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Remembering King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s 1960 state visit to the U.S.

In remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, U.S. Embassy Bangkok presents historic moments of the enduring friendship between His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the U.S. The second of the series is: “Remembering King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s state visit to the U.S. in 1960” Thirty-three years after his birth in Cambridge, His Majesty King Bhumibol ...
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His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s visit to Mount Auburn Hospital in Massachusetts

In remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, U.S. Embassy Bangkok presents historic moments of the enduring friendship between His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the U.S. The series begins with: “Celebrating the Birth of the Beloved King of Thailand” A special video of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s visit to Mount Auburn Hospital in ...
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Celebrating the Birth of the Beloved King of Thailand

King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the U.S. – An enduring friendship In remembrance of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, U.S. Embassy Bangkok presents historic moments of the enduring friendship between His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej and the U.S. The series begins with: “Celebrating the Birth of the Beloved King of Thailand” At 8:45 a.m. on a ...
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U.S. Presidential History: October

October 5 1947 President Harry Truman made the first-ever televised presidential address from the White House. October 9 1888 The Washington Monument, one of the most recognizable landmarks in the U.S. capital, officially opened to the public. October 11 1975 William Jefferson Clinton, known as Bill Clinton married Hillary Rodham in Little Rock, Arkansas. Bill ...
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U.S. Presidential History: September

September 3 1919 President Woodrow Wilson embarked on a tour across the United States to promote American membership in the League of Nations. September 4 1951 President Harry S. Truman made first transcontinental television broadcast. The speech focused on Truman’s acceptance of a treaty that officially ended America’s post-World War II occupation of Japan. September 5 1975 ...
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U.S. Presidential History: July

July 2 1964 U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson carried out John F. Kennedy’s campaign for civil rights reform and signed into law the historic Civil Rights Act in a nationally televised ceremony at the White House. July 4 1776 U.S. declared independence. In Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the Continental Congress adopts the Declaration of Independence, which proclaims ...
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U.S. Presidential History: May

May 1 1931 President Herbert Hoover officially opens the Empire State Building in New York City. At the time of its dedication, the Empire State Building was the world’s tallest building at 102 stories. May 3 1940 President Franklin D Roosevelt speaks to over 4,000 Democratic women in Washington, DC. President FDR was known for ...
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U.S. Presidential History: April

April 2 1917 President Woodrow Wilson asks Congress to declare war against Germany. “The world must be made safe for democracy,” proclaimed the President on this day. April 3 1948 President Harry S. Truman signs the Marshall Plan. Also knowns as Foreign Assistance Act of 1948, the plan was established to provide $12 billion worth ...
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U.S. Presidential History: March

March 1 1960 President John F. Kennedy establishes the Peace Corps. The executive order created an opportunity for American civilians to volunteer and donate their time and skills to improving the lives of the people in underdeveloped countries. 1872 President Grant signs the bill creating the nation’s first national park at Yellowstone. March 3 1931 ...
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U.S. Presidential History: February

February 1 1790 The Supreme Court of the United States meets for the first time in New York City. 1968 Richard M. Nixon announces his candidacy for president. February 3 1924 President Woodrow Wilson dies. The 28th president of the United States passed away in Washington, D.C. at the age of 67. February 4 1789 ...
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U.S. Presidential History: January

January 1 1863 President Abraham Lincoln signs the final Emancipation Proclamation, leading to the end of slavery in the United States. The proclamation freed all slaves in states that were still in rebellion during the time of the American Civil War. January 2 1960 Senator John F Kennedy, announces his candidacy for the United States ...
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U.S. Presidential History: December

December 1 1842 The House of Representatives decide who becomes the U.S. president in 1842 elections. According to the 12th Amendment of the U.S. Consititution, if none of the presidential candidates receives a majority of the electoral votes, the decision will be turned over to the House. December 4 1783 George Washington resigns as commanding ...
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U.S. Presidential History: November

November 1 1800 President John Adams, in the last year of his only term as president, moved into the newly constructed President’s House, the original name for what is known today as the White House. November 2 1948 President Truman won a second term as U.S. President. President Truman took the office when President Franklin ...
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