Jimmy Carter touring Three Mile Island, 1979. On April 1, President Jimmy Carter arrived at Three Mile Island to inspect the plant. Carter, a trained nuclear engineer, had helped dismantle a damaged Canadian nuclear reactor while serving in the U.S. Navy. His visit achieved its aim of calming local residents and the nation. That afternoon, experts agreed that the hydrogen bubble was not in danger of exploding. Slowly, the hydrogen was bled from the system as the reactor cooled.
President Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States (1977–1981) and First Lady Rosalynn Carter. Rosalynn Carter first dated Jimmy in 1945 while he was serving at the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. On July 7, 1946, they married in Plains, GA.
Theodore Roosevelt (1858–1919) became a national hero during the Spanish-American War as the leader of the "Rough Riders." As Republican governor of New York, he outlawed racial segregation in public schools. In 1900, he was elected vice president under William McKinley. After McKinley’s assassination in 1901, he became president and was reelected three years later.