President Woodrow Wilson embarked on a tour across the United States to promote American membership in the League of Nations.
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.
President Gerald R. Ford survived an assassination attempt on his life in Sacramento, California.
President Grover Cleveland’s wife Frances became the first first lady to give birth in the White House when the couple’s daughter Esther was born.
John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, married Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport, Rhode Island. Seven years later, the couple became the youngest president and first lady in American history.
Francis Scott Key penned a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 became America’s national anthem, “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Future President William Howard Taft was born in Cincinnati, Ohio.
President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed the Selective Service and Training Act, which required all male citizens between the ages of 26 and 35 to register for the military draft.
Massachusetts Democratic Senator John F. Kennedy and Republican Vice President Richard M. Nixon faced each other in a nationally televised presidential debate.
President Woodrow Wilson gave a speech before Congress in support of guaranteeing women the right to vote. The House of Representatives had approved a 19th constitutional amendment giving women suffrage.