Video: 'The Emancipation Strategy'
(Thursday, January 1, shortly after noon; during the American Civil War) — U.S. President Abraham Lincoln today signed the final Emancipation Proclamation, which ends slavery in the rebelling states. Read more on Lincoln signs final Emancipation Proclamation, ending slavery in the rebelling states 150 years ago this hour (1863)…
Video: 'Presidential Minute With Calvin Coolidge'
(Thursday, January 5, 1933, 12:45 p.m.) — Calvin Coolidge, the 30th President of the United States (1923–1929), died suddenly this afternoon of a heart attack at his mansion known as “The Beeches” in Northampton, Massachusetts. He was 60. Read more on Former U.S. President Calvin Coolidge, 60, dies 80 years ago this hour (1933)…
Video: 'President George H.W. Bush - Address at West Point'
(Tuesday, January 5, 1993) — President George H.W. Bush, in a farewell address on the military, said today that U.S. leadership was essential in a still unsettled world but cautioned that the United States could not be “the world’s policeman.”
Video: Jan. 8, 1943 (at 42:33)
(Friday, January 8, 1943; during the Battle of Stalingrad on the Eastern Front of World War II) — Gen. Konstantin Rokossovsky, commander of the Red Army on the Don front, called a cease fire today and offered German Gen. Friedrich Paulus terms of surrender. However, when Paulus asked Adolf Hitler, Führer of Germany, for permission to surrender, Hitler rejected this request almost out of hand and ordered him to hold Stalingrad to the last man.