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GERING -- On April 17, 1952, President Harry Truman signed a bill proclaiming the National Day of Prayer into law. President Ronald Reagan amended the law in 1988, designating the first Thursday of May each year as the National Day of Prayer. In conjunction with this national event, the mayors ...
Miners like Jimmy Woolum thought they were promised health care for life in a long-ago deal between President Harry Truman and legendary UMWA President John L. Lewis. In reality, protecting that health care has been an almost constant fight, part of the root of the bitter strikes against Pittston Coal ... West Virginia

On this day in 1945, President Harry S. Truman received his first comprehensive briefing on the secret Manhattan Project, under which U.S. scientists and engineers were well on the way to building the first atomic bomb. Truman had assumed the presidency on April 12 with the death of Franklin D.
Months into the Korean War, President Harry Truman capped wages and imposed price controls on the steel industry, seizing authority under a newly passed law to take action in the name of national defense. Now, more than a half century later, Trump administration officials are considering using the ... Cold War
(April 19, 2018 / Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C.) President Harry S. Truman will forever be remembered for his fateful decision to recognize the State of Israel on May 14, 1948. That decision came at the most critical of times, when the newly established country was fighting off genocidal attacks from its enemies in ...

Fortunately for the Zionists, they had in Washington one powerful ally in their fight against the latest ploy to defer, if not to abort, the creation of a Jewish state: namely, President Harry Truman. Indeed, at precisely the same time as their own deliberations in Tel Aviv, Truman was laboring to convince ...
On this day in 1945, Vice President Harry S. Truman had joined House Speaker Sam Rayburn for a late-afternoon drink in Rayburn's private hideaway when another guest, Lewis Deschler, the House parliamentarian, reminded Rayburn that Truman had received a call from the White House. Truman ...
In the introduction to The Accidental President: Harry S. Truman and the Four Months that Changed the World, A.J. Baime claims that his book "poses a new .... In one of his more lamentable turns of phrase, Baime writes: "The bomb was set to usher in a new epoch, and destiny had made Harry Truman ...
If Donald Trump serves two terms as president, he's likely to blow away Harry Truman and George W. Bush for the most Cabinet members. Truman and Bush each had 35. Truman, for instance, had four secretaries of state, four secretaries of defense and four attorneys general. Bush had four directors of the ...
On the eve of President Donald Trump's first visit to California since taking office, the state's Democratic governor, Jerry Brown, is questioning Trump's ... Brown cites the visits of President Harry Truman, who in 1945 witnessed the signing of the United Nations charter in San Francisco, and of President ...
A sense of what is called the “gravitas” of their position. Harry Truman understood it in spades when he became president on Roosevelt's death, a task for which he was almost totally unprepared. “Boys, if you ever pray, pray for me now,” he said to the press on his first day as president. “I don't know if you ...
Charlotte, North Carolina (CNN) President Donald Trump and the first lady will be in attendance Friday as Reverend Billy Graham is laid to rest during a ... The evangelist had met and prayed with every US President from Harry Truman to Barack Obama, developing friendships and serving as a spiritual ...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura will come to Charlotte Monday to pay their respects to Rev. Billy Graham. Bush has publicly credited the evangelist with helping him turn his life around when he was younger. Graham's nephew, Mel Graham said his uncle had ...
For almost half a century, Billy Graham was confidante and clergyman to America's presidents. A registered Democrat who usually supported Republicans for president, Graham said the Bible tells us to pray for the powerful: “Jacob prayed for the pharaoh, and Daniel prayed for Nebuchadnezzer.” Here's a ...
This is Harry Truman's year. The White House Historical Association every year commissions a unique Christmas ornament to sell. Since 1981, the ornament has honored either an individual president or a White House event. This year it's the 33rd president's turn. The announcement was made Monday at ...
When Harry Truman had the American presidency thrust on him on April 12, 1945, he called it the day "the whole weight of the moon and the stars fell on me." President Franklin D. Roosevelt had died 82 days into his unprecedented fourth term. Truman had been made vice president because he was the ...

When Soviet Foreign Minister Vyacheslav Molotov arrived at the White House on this day in 1945 en route to the San Francisco conference that set up the United Nations, he thought he was making a courtesy call on President Harry S. Truman, who had assumed the office 11 days earlier, after the death ...
Truman, like many other leaders, rose to the task and guided America through some hard times. For months I have been hoping that President Trump would experience the load of hay effect and get to the business of governing, but by now I've pretty much given up hope. And, honestly, I have wished for his ...
He was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by President Harry Truman after his death. He was a "true American hero," Abbott said. "He put the safety of the people around him above his own life." "We are forever grateful for the sacrifice that he made for our country," Abbott said. "And we want to ...
Since President Harry Truman recognized the state of Israel in 1948, it has been American policy to have its embassy in Tel Aviv. No one disputes that West Jerusalem is Israel's capital. But the full political status of the entire city of Jerusalem has been very much the center of the Arab-Israeli dispute since ...
Secretary of State and five-star U.S. Army General George C. Marshall led a large and influential group of senior officials who opposed President Harry Truman's leanings towards official recognition. The main arguments of Marshall and others were that the conflict that would ensue between Israel and its ...
Under the portrait of Harry Truman this plaque: "Every segment of our population and every individual has a right to expect from our Government a fair deal." On the prowl now, the camera passes a large gilt-framed mirror, gold lame chairs, an overstuffed couch; then on to President Trump's desk and a pile ...
Another plea to help those struggling in Europe came after World War II. President Harry Truman, in the first televised address from the White House, asked Americans to give up meat on Tuesdays and poultry and eggs on Thursdays. “We must not fail them,” he said. Sarah Anderson contributed reporting.
Even before the document is published, however, some grand strategy scholars have warned that the NSS will most likely fail to provide a long-term grand strategic design that the current president would be willing and able to follow. For example, Rebecca Lissner and Micah Zenko deplore what they ...
President Trump had Russia on his mind as he headed back to Washington from ... During President Harry Truman's first 10 months in office, ...
In his Thanksgiving proclamation, President Harry Truman called on his fellow-citizens to share their bounty with “needy people of other nations,” and they did, ...
I am not old enough to remember President Harry Truman, but I have seen several pictures of him sitting at his desk. If you look closely, you'll ...
The lead actor in play also talks about portraying the President. ... takes on the historical drama of President Harry Truman's decision to drop ...
There's much speculation that the tradition of pardoning a turkey started in 1947 with President Harry Truman, but he was simply the first to ...
By 1950, about the time this photo was taken of Pres. Harry S. Truman in Key West, the 33rd president had weathered the war-fighting ... Then, we find out why some consider Harry Truman's presidency an accident, which ...
AP file photoHonored for his service: Supreme Court Justice Meier Steinbrink, right, of New York presents President Harry Truman with the ...
They discuss the new profile of Vice President Mike Pence in The New .... that song with the line "America needs you Harry Truman, Harry why ...
Pietrusza's lecture is entitled “1948: Harry Truman's Improbable Victory and the Year that Transformed America.” The public is invited to the ...
Journalist and actor Clifton Truman Daniel provides a unique picture of his grandfather, President Harry Truman, in the one-man show Give ...
MAN OF THE HOUR: President Harry Truman with his grandson, Clifton Truman Daniel, who portrays his grandfather currently onstage at ...
August 6, 1945: President Harry S. Truman, with a radio at hand aboard ... figure has been associated with this bomb more than Harry Truman, ...
President Harry S. Truman will come to life on stage with his grandson in the leading role in a show about his presidency. (Source: WECT).
Clifton Truman Daniel will portray his grandfather, President Harry Truman, at Thalian Hall in Wilmington. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY ...
Clifton Daniel used to dislike living in his grandfather's shadow. Soon he'll be playing President Truman onstage in “Give 'Em Hell, Harry!”.
President Harry Truman decided to support partition despite the warnings. The C.I.A. was right; the Arabs responded with violence, leading to Israel's War of Independence. Thanks to that, the Jewish state was even larger than the borders mandated by the United Nations and the Palestinians still don't have ...
President Harry Truman rejected their arguments in 1948, despite a stark personal challenge from his Secretary of State, George Marshall, and recognized the Jewish state 11 minutes after it declared its independence. Trump is expected to do essentially the same thing: to choose truth and justice over fear, ...
Tater and Tot were the turkeys pardoned by President Obama last year. ... President Bill Clinton once claimed Harry Truman was the first to ...
VOA Learning English presents America's Presidents. Today we are talking about Harry S. Truman. He became president of the United States ...
Former US President Harry S. Truman, right, his wife Bess Truman, center, and his daughter Margaret Truman are seen in a 1951 photo from ...
The two got married in 1947, the same year the CIA was established, Harry Truman was president, 'Road to Rio' starring Bing Crosby had just ...
... as well as the Vietnam War's denouement in 1975 under President ... secret by 1950 when President Harry Truman announced formal US ...
The military has stood as a beacon of relative racial harmony since president Harry Truman issued a 1948 order that ended racial bias in the ...
Daniel, who lives in a suburb north of Chicago, is the eldest grandson of the thirty-third President. (His middle name is Truman.) For the past several months, ...
President Donald Trump's popularity among American voters is once ... history, dating as far back as President Harry Truman in the 1940s.


 

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