US Presidents

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22/02/1732
United States George Washington, the first president of the United States, is born in the Virginia Colony
13/04/1743
United States Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd president of the United States, is born in Virginia
09/02/1773
United States William Henry Harrison, the 9th president of the United States, is born in Charles City County.
07/01/1800
United States Millard Fillmore, the 13th president of the United States, is born in Summerhill, New York
12/02/1809
United States Abraham Lincoln, the 16th US president, is born in Kentucky.
04/07/1826
United States Thomas Jefferson, the 3rd president of the United States, dies.
04/07/1831
United States James Monroe, the 5th president of the United States, dies at the age of 73.
20/08/1833
United States 23rd president Benjamin Harrison is born in North Bend, Ohio.
23/02/1848
United States John Quincy Adams, the sixth president of the United States, dies aged 80 in Washington, DC, two days after suffering a stroke on the floor of the House of Representatives.
27/10/1858
United States Theodore Roosevelt is born in New York City
06/11/1860
United States Abraham Lincoln defeats three other candidates to become the United States president.
03/10/1863
United States Abraham Lincoln declares the last Thursday of November as Thanksgiving Day.
19/11/1863
United States President Abraham Lincoln delivers the Gettysburg Address while dedicating a national cemetry in Pennsylvania
14/04/1865
United States President Abraham Lincoln is shot and mortally wounded by John Wilkes Booth while attending the theater. He dies the next day.
15/04/1865
United States Andrew Johnson becomes the 17th president of the United States following Abraham Lincoln's assassination.
26/04/1865
United States John Wilkes Booth, assassin of President Abraham Lincoln, is surrounded and killed by federal troops in Virginia.
07/07/1865
United States Four people convicted of conspiring with John Wilkes Booth to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln are hanged in Washington.
04/07/1872
United States Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, is born.
27/10/1880
United States Theodore Roosevelt marries Alice Lee.
08/05/1884
United States Harry Truman, 33rd US President, is born.
03/11/1896
United States William McKinley defeats William Bryan for the American presidency
06/11/1900
United States William McKinley is re-elected as president of the US together with vice-president Theodore Roosevelt
13/03/1901
United States The 23rd US President, Benjamin Harrison dies at the age of 67.
06/09/1901
United States US President William McKinley is shot and wounded by an anarchist, while attending the Pan American Exposition in Buffalo
10/09/1901
United States Anarchist Emma Goldman is arrested for her part in the plot to kill President William McKinley
14/09/1901
United States President William McKinley dies following being shot in Buffalo on 6th September. Vice President Theodore Roosevelt is sworn in as President of the United States
24/09/1901
United States Leon Czolgosz is sentenced to death by execution for his part in the assassination of President William McKinley
29/10/1901
United States Leon Czolgosz is executed for his part in the assassination of President William McKinley
22/08/1902
United States Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first US President to ride in an automobile.
10/12/1906
United States Theodore Roosevelt becomes the first US President to receive a Nobel Peace Prize; for his mediation in the settlement of the Russo-Japanese war.
27/08/1908
United States 36th US President Lyndon Johnson is born near Stonewall, Texas.
11/10/1910
United States Theodore Roosevelt flew for four minutes in a plane built by the Wright brothers at Kinloch aviation field, St Louis, Missouri
06/02/1911
United States Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, is born in Tampico.
14/10/1912
United States While campaigning in Milwaukee, Theodore Roosevelt is shot by saloon keeper William Schrank. With the bullet still in him, Roosevelt delivers his scheduled speech.
09/01/1913
United States Richard Nixon, the 37th president of the United States, is born in Yorba Linda, California
06/01/1919
United States Theodore Roosevelt, 26th President of the United States dies
03/02/1924
United States Woodrow Wilson, the 28th president of the United States, dies in Washington, aged 67.
05/01/1933
United States Calvin Coolidge, the 30th president of the United States, dies in Northampton, at age 60.
05/11/1940
United States President Franklin D Roosevelt is re-elected as president of the United States for a third term.
07/11/1944
United States President Franklin D Roosevelt is re-elected as president of the United States, the only president to win a fourth term.
12/04/1945
United States President Franklin D Roosevelt dies of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 63. Vice president Harry Truman is sworn in as president.
19/08/1946
United States Bill Clinton is born
02/12/1954
United States US President Dwight Eisenhower announces the signing of a mutual security pact between the United States and Nationalist China.
07/11/1956
United States President Dwight Eisenhower wins a second term of office with a 58% of the popular vote.
20/01/1961
United States Democrat John F Kennedy is sworn in as the youngest ever elected president of the United States.
22/11/1963
United States President John F Kennedy is assassinated while riding in a motorcade in Dallas. Lee Harvey Oswald is arrested on suspicion of murder. Vice President Lyndon Johnson becomes the 36th president of the United States.
14/03/1964
United States Jack Ruby is sentenced to death after being found guilty of the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald (assassin of John F Kennedy).
02/01/1967
United States Ronald Reagan is sworn in as Governor of California
03/01/1967
United States Jack Ruby, the man who shot the accused presidential assassin of John F Kennedy, Lee Harvey Oswald, dies of a blood clot in the lung in a Dallas hospital
22/01/1972
United States US President Lyndon Johnson dies
17/02/1972
United States President Richard Nixon departs on his historic trip to China.
07/11/1972
United States President Richard Nixon wins a second term of office with a landslide victory over George McGovern.
08/08/1974
United States President Richard Nixon announces he will resign following the revelations of Watergate.
09/08/1974
United States Gerald Ford is sworn in as president following the resignation of Richard Nixon.
08/09/1974
United States Gerald Ford grants Richard Nixon a full pardon for all the crimes he may have committed while in office, including the Watergate cover up.
22/09/1975
United States Gerald Ford survives an assassination attempt by Sara Jane Moore.
02/11/1976
United States Jimmy Carter defeates encumbent Gerald Ford to become the first US President from the Deep South since the civil war.
04/11/1980
United States Ronald Reagan defeats Jimmy Carter by a large margin to become president.
20/01/1981
United States Ronald Reagan is inaugerated as the 40th US President
30/03/1981
United States President Ronald Reagan is shot and wounded when a lone gunman opens fire in Washington.
26/04/1984
China US President Ronald Reagan lands in China at the start of a six-day state visit, the first by an American president since 1972.
06/11/1984
United States President Ronald Reagan and vice-president George H Bush win a landslide victory winning by 59 percent.
04/11/1992
United States Bill Clinton is elected as the 42nd US President having received 43% of the vote. George H Bush received 38% and Ross Perot received 19%
22/04/1994
United States Richard Nixon, 37th US President dies of a stroke at the age of 81.
26/10/1994
Jordan Yitzhak Rabin and King Hussein sign a peace agreement ending 46 years of war between Israel and Jordan. US president Bill Clinton was present to witness the signing.
05/11/1996
United States Bill Clinton wins a second term as US President defeating Bob Dole
05/06/2004
United States Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, dies in Los Angeles after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
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