Video: 'A Time to Begin - Nixon in New Hampshire 1968'
(Friday, February 2, 1968, afternoon EST; during the Republican Party presidential primaries, 1968) — Former Vice President Richard Nixon, displaying the confidence of a fighter on a familiar battleground, opened his campaign in the New Hampshire Republican presidential primary today with a news conference in Manchester. Continue reading Former VP Nixon opens second bid for presidency 50 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 2 1968)
Video: 'Our World Winter 1968 Part 1' (Feb. 2, 1968, at 8:57)
(Friday, February 2, 1968, 12:05 p.m. EST; during the Tet Offensive, part of the Vietnam War, the Indochina Wars and the Cold War) — U.S. President Lyndon Johnson said today that the Vietcong suffered “a complete failure” militarily throughout South Vietnam this week and he expressed confidence that as the facts became known the enemy would gain nothing psychologically either. Continue reading LBJ declares Tet Offensive ‘a complete failure’ 50 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 2 1968)
Video: 'American Experience Truman 2 of 3' (Feb. 2, 1948, at 39:49)
(Monday, February 2, 1948) — President Harry S. Truman sent a special message to Congress today on civil rights, announcing the he had “instructed the secretary of defense to take steps to have the remaining instances of discrimination in the armed services eliminated as rapidly as possible.” Continue reading Truman seeks to desegregate Armed Forces 70 years ago this hour #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 2 1948)
Video: 'Documentary_The Mexican - American War' (Feb. 2, 1848 at 1:21:08)
(Wednesday, February 2, 1848) — The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed today at the main altar of the old Basilica of Guadalupe at Villa Hidalgo, now a neighborhood in northern Mexico City, ending the Mexican-American War after nearly two years of fighting. Continue reading Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends Mexican–American War 170 years ago #OnThisDay #OTD (Feb 2 1848)