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President Carter Oversaw the Installation of the First Computers in the White House in 1978.

By the late 1970s, the federal government had been using computers for decades, and IBM’s mainframes had helped NASA astronauts reach the moon. However, there were few minicomputers or early personal computers in federal offices. But did you know which US President oversaw the installation of the first computers in the White House? President Jimmy …

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Eleanor Roosevelt Held Her Own Press Conferences Where Only Female Journalists were Allowed. This Ensured That They Kept Their Jobs During the Great Depression.

Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, the president of the United States from 1933 to 1945, was a leader in her own right and was involved in numerous humanitarian causes throughout her life. But did you know how the former first lady held her press conferences? Eleanor Roosevelt held press conferences at which …

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Resolute Desk

The Resolute Desk was Built from the Scrap of the HMS Resolute. It Has Been Used by Most Presidents Since the Year 1880.

Sometimes a piece of furniture comes along and completely transforms our surroundings. Furniture is meant to be lived in, slept in, worked in, sat in, just as a painting is meant to be looked at, and fashion is meant to be worn. It governs how we interact with our surroundings. But did you know how …

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Liberty Dog

How Did Former President Gerald Ford’s Dog Help End Meetings in the Oval Office?

Most presidents of the United States have kept pets while in office. Or in other words, pets have been a part of the first families. Only James K. Polk, Andrew Johnson, and Donald Trump had no presidential pets during their term. On the other hand, Johnson took care of some mice he discovered in his …

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Why Did the “Capitol Crawl” Happen?

Before the American Disabilities Act was passed. People with disabilities needed to leave their wheelchairs if they wanted to use public transport. Several establishments could also choose to refuse service to people who are incapacitated as well. Several activists abandoned their wheelchairs during a protest. They proceeded to crawl up the US Capitol’s 83 steps …

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Reagan Assassination Attempt

After the Reagan assassination attempt, the top aides didn’t have the briefcase containing the codes for launching nuclear missiles, the Veep was unavailable, & no-one knew what to do. A Soviet sub then moved closer than usual to the US.

Nuclear button chaos behind Reagan By Katty Kay in Washington Audio tapes just released reveal the confusion among top presidential aides over the wherabouts of the triggers for the US nuclear arsenal as Ronald Reagan recovered from an assassination attempt. In the first few minutes after the 1981 shooting by John Hinckley, Mr Reagan’s top …

After the Reagan assassination attempt, the top aides didn’t have the briefcase containing the codes for launching nuclear missiles, the Veep was unavailable, & no-one knew what to do. A Soviet sub then moved closer than usual to the US. Read More »