Daily Archives: December 2, 2012

President-elect Eisenhower arrives in Korea 60 years ago today (1952)


Video: 'General Eisenhower Visits Korea 1952'

(Tuesday, December 2, 1952, during the Korean War) — Making good on his most dramatic presidential campaign promise, U.S. President-elect Dwight D. Eisenhower arrived in Korea today for a firsthand view of the bitter and frustrating Korean War, which Eisenhower vowed to end. The visit continued through Dec. 5, 1952. Continue reading President-elect Eisenhower arrives in Korea 60 years ago today (1952)

Madison defeats Scott, re-elected President of the United States 200 years ago today (1812)


Video: 'The Presidents: Number 4: James Madison'

(Wednesday, December 2, 1812, during the 1812 presidential campaign) — Democratic-Republican President James Madison of Virginia was re-elected President of the United States today, defeating dissident Democratic-Republican candidate DeWitt Clinton, Mayor of New York City. Continue reading Madison defeats Scott, re-elected President of the United States 200 years ago today (1812)