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May 7, 1960. Khrushchev announces that the U.S.S.R. has U2 pilot Gary Powers in their custody and he has confessed to being on a spy mission. The State Department says there was no authorization for such a flight. LBJ issues a statement saying both parties will support the President in this crisis.

Several Soviet surface-to-air missiles shoot down an American Lockheed spy plane. Its pilot, Francis Gary Powers, of the Central Intelligence Agency is captured.

Thomas Lincoln was an American farmer, carpenter and father of President Abraham Lincoln. Although Thomas descends from colonial Puritans and Quakers, he was a staunch Baptist.  Born: January 6, 1778, Rockingham County, VA Died: January 17, 1851, Coles County, IL

Thomas Lincoln, President Lincoln's father his oldest son Thomas,Jr died when he was only 3 days old.Abraham was his youngest child.

February 10, 1962 Captured American spy pilot Francis Gary Powers is exchanged for captured Soviet spy Rudolf Abel in Berlin    Francis Gary Powers (August 17, 1929 – August 1, 1977) was an American pilot whose Central Intelligence Agency  U-2 spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 U-2 incident.

Francis Gary Powers (August 1929 – August was an American pilot, who attended Grundy High School and whose Central Intelligence Agency spy plane was shot down while flying a reconnaissance mission over Soviet Union airspace, causing the 1960 incident.

On This Day in History, July 12, 1861: Wild Bill Hickok began his legendary career as a gunfighter by killing 3 men at a shootout in Nebraska.

On This Day in History, July Wild Bill Hickok began his legendary career as a gunfighter by killing 3 men at a shootout in Nebraska.

Radio microphone used by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. The first president to regularly address the nation over the airwaves, President Roosevelt held his first "fireside chat" in March 1933 to explain why the banks were closing. Through his radio talks, Roosevelt developed an intimate, reassuring rapport with the American people that helped build confidence in his leadership during the Great Depression.

Radio microphone used by Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933. The first president to regularly address the nation over the airwaves, President Roosevelt held his first "fireside chat" in March 1933 to explain why the banks were closing. Through his radio talks, Roosevelt developed an intimate, reassuring rapport with the American people that helped build confidence in his leadership during the Great Depression.

Nikita Kruscev: la caduta di un uomo di potere in URSS #kruscev #brezhnev #urss

Nakita Khrushchev, leader of the Soviet Union during part of the cold war. Remembered for saying, "We will bury you.

Boot Hill - Tombstone, Arizona

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First telephone installed in the Oval Office - It now resides in West Branch, Iowa at the Hoover Library. President Herbert Hoover had the first telephone installed in the Oval Office on March 29, 1929. However, the Oval Office used by President Hoover is not the current Oval Office. FDR moved the President’s official office to its current location to make it wheelchair accessible. Rutherford B. Hayes had the first telephone installed in the White House in 1879.

First telephone installed in the Oval Office Some White House history for your day:

The Alien Registration Act or Smith Act of 1940 is a United States federal statute that set criminal penalties for advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government and required all non-citizen adult residents to register with the government.

Alien Registration Act of 1940 [updated]

The Alien Registration Act or Smith Act of 1940 is a United States federal statute that set criminal penalties for advocating the overthrow of the U. government and required all non-citizen adult residents to register with the government.

Wedding day photograph of Abraham and Mary taken November 4, 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy  courtship and a broken engagement.  Their love had endured.

Abe Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln's wedding day photograph taken November 1842 in Springfield, Illinois after three years of a stormy courtship and a broken engagement. Their love had endured.

Between 1876 and 1882, the arm of the Statue of Liberty was in Madison Square Park, NY, for fund-raising to complete the Statue. Anyone could pay 50 cents to climb to the torch balcony.

prev pinner note: Between 1876 and the arm of the Statue of Liberty was in Madison Square Park, NY, for fund-raising to complete the Statue. Anyone could pay 50 cents to climb to the torch balcony.

Jumbo's death was a great loss to Barnum's show, but the loss was somewhat mitigated when both the taxidermied hide of the beast and its skeleton were exhibited together.  Vital statistics: height 11.5 feet, weight 6.5 tons, age 24

Barnum's prize elephant Jumbo was killed September crossing railroad tracks in St. The collision derailed the train, and 150 people were required to haul the elephant's body up an embankment.

Who Are the Highest-Paid Civil Servants? New List Reveals Top 1,000 - http://www.dailyfinance.com/2012/12/06/who-are-the-highest-paid-civil-servants-new-list-reveals-top-1/

Who Are the Highest-Paid Civil Servants? New List Reveals Top

Americans held hostage in Iran (Nov. 1979-Jan. 1981)  66 originally taken captive; 52 endured 444 days of captivity.  "Iranian propaganda stated that the hostages were "guests" treated with respect."

Supreme Court Quashes Iran Hostages Lawsuit

Americans held hostage in Iran (Nov. 66 originally taken captive; 52 endured 444 days of captivity. "Iranian propaganda stated that the hostages were "guests" treated with respect.

Cold War Propaganda Cartoons | PHBond / Period 1: The Cold War (Nixon to Reagan)

I think this is communism because the peoples hands are handcuffed between soviet people and then American people is by itself

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