Daily Archives: December 28, 2011

Edith Wilson, America’s ‘first female president,’ dies 50 years ago this hour (1961)

(Thursday, December 28, 1961, 10:45 p.m. EST)Edith Bolling Galt Wilson, First Lady of the United States from 1915 to 1921 as the second wife of President Woodrow Wilson, died tonight of congestive heart failure at her Washington home. She was 89.

Wilson has been labeled “the Secret President” and “the first woman to run the government” for the role she played when her husband suffered prolonged and disabling illness after a stroke in October 1919. Some even refer to her as “the first female president of the United States.”

‘Odd Man In’ episodes airs on ‘Hawaii Five-0’ 40 years ago this hour (1971)


Video: 'Odd Man In' (part 1)

(Tuesday, December 28, 1971, 8:30 p.m. ET) — A veteran criminal who has already had dealings with Five-O escapes, and plans to steal millions of dollars from drug smugglers on tonight’s episode of the CBS-TV police procedural drama Hawaii Five-0. Continue reading ‘Odd Man In’ episodes airs on ‘Hawaii Five-0’ 40 years ago this hour (1971)