Lyndon Baines Johnson (1908-1973), 36th President of the United States (1963–1969) and First Lady Claudia Taylor “Lady Bird” Johnson (1912-2007). On their first date Johnson proposed. Lady Bird did not want to rush into marriage, but Lyndon Johnson was persistent and did not want to wait. Lady Bird accepted his proposal 10 weeks later. The couple married on November 17, 1934.
When you need to get the real story about some of history's most fascinating women, call Stacy Schiff. The Pulitzer Prize-winning author's work includes Véra (Mrs. Vladimir Nabokov) and Cleopatra: A Life. In her highly anticipated new book, The Witches: Salem, 1692, Schiff focuses on an infamous and dark period of American history, especially as it relates to women: the Salem witch trials.
President Bush and first lady Laura Bush observe a moment of silence after laying a memorial wreath in a reflecting pool at ground zero Sunday, Sept 10, 2006. President Bush was in New York to help commemorate the fifth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow)