Monthly Archives: April 2011

Reagan returns, gets huge ovation


(Tuesday, April 28, 1981) — U.S. President Ronald Reagan made a tumultuous return to the public stage tonight, his first public appearance since a March 30 assassination attempt, saying in a speech before a joint session of Congress that his health was much improved but “our economic mess is not.”

President promises to be ‘candid’

JFK speech on secret societies + transcript/subtitles

(Thursday, April 27, 1961) — President Kennedy told American newspaper publishers in New York tonight that his administration intends to be candid about his errors following the failed Bay of Pigs invasion. As a wise man once said, Kennedy recalled, “an error doesn’t become a mistake until you refuse to correct it.” “We intend,” he assured, “to accept full responsibility for our errors; and we expect you to point them out when we miss them.”