Daily Archives: February 14, 2012

‘A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy’ airs 50 years ago this hour (1962)

(Wednesday, February 14, 1962, 10:00 p.m. EST)A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy, produced by CBS News and hosted by U.S. First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy and CBS reporter Charles Collingwood, was broadcast tonight on television by CBS and on NBC. Continue reading ‘A Tour of the White House with Mrs. John F. Kennedy’ airs 50 years ago this hour (1962)

JFK denies GOP claims, backs role in Vietnam 50 years ago today (1962)


Video: JFK on Feb. 14, 1962 (part 1)

(Wednesday, February 14, 1962) — President John F. Kennedy today denied Republican National Committee charges implying that the United States is virtually in a shooting war in Vietnam and not merely acting in an advisory capacity in the struggle to keep that country from being overrun by the Communists. Continue reading JFK denies GOP claims, backs role in Vietnam 50 years ago today (1962)

Arizona admitted as 48th U.S. state 100 years ago this hour (1912)

(Wednesday, February 14, 1912, 10:00 a.m. ET) — In the presence of many Arizonans who had journeyed to Washington for the occasion, U.S. President William H. Taft today signed the proclamation admitting Arizona to the Union as the 48th state. It would be the last state admitted to the Union for 47 years. Continue reading Arizona admitted as 48th U.S. state 100 years ago this hour (1912)