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Navy Chief Petty Officer Graham Jackson had played the accordion often for Franklin D. Roosevelt during the polio-stricken president's frequent visits to the spa at Warm Springs, Ga. He was scheduled to play for him again on April 12, 1945, the day Roosevelt died at the LIttle White House in Warm Springs. Instead, the officer found himself leading the funeral procession the next day, tears streaming down his face. By Ed Clark.

from Stolf's Blog

Stolf’s Blog 11/18/2010

Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in New York City, April 24th, 1865. The house on the left, on the corner of 14th St. and Broadway, is that of Cornelius Roosevelt, and the 2 young boys looking out of the window are Teddy Roosevelt and his brother Elliott,

Lyudmila Mykhailivna Pavlichenko (1916-1974) was a Soviet sniper during World War II. Credited with 309 kills (including 36 snipers), she is regarded as the most successful female sniper in history. She declined to join the army as a nurse and instead requested infantry service. After recovery from combat wounds, she was named a Hero of the Soviet Union in October 1943. She became the first Soviet citizen to be received by a U.S. President when Franklin Roosevelt welcomed her to the White…

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882-1945)/biography

FDR at the little white house in Warm Springs, Ga....I was able to visit there and it also happened to be on the anniversary of his passing on April 12th....What an experience for me !

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America's Royal Wedding: General and Mrs. Tom Thumb

1863 Wedding of Tom Thumb, President Lincoln invited them to the White was dubbed as America's Royal Wedding....

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44 Things You Didn't Know About U.S. Presidents

Hoover Spoke Chinese. Herbert Hoover moved his family to China before becoming President, and he and his wife learned to speak Mandarin Chinese fluently. They would speak the language around the White House to prevent others from understanding them.